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Moderate polling in Karnataka by-polls

Moderate voting was registered for the by-polls to three Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats in Karnataka on Saturday, an Election Commission official said.

“Moderate voting of around 35 per cent has been registered across the five constituencies till 1 p.m. Polling has been going on in a peaceful manner barring few Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) glitches which were rectified soon,” the official told.

The by-polls were being held in Bellary (reserved), Mandya and Shimoga parliamentary constituencies and Ramanagara and Jamkhandi Assembly segments since 7 a.m.

While Jamkhandi registered a high voting percentage of 43.50 as of 1 p.m., Mandya stood at the lowest with 26.8 per cent, the official added.

Shimoga saw 30.2 per cent, Bellary 35.7 per cent and Ramanagara 39.8 per cent of voting.

Voting will take place till 6 p.m. in the 6,543 polling booths across the five constituencies.

A total of 54.5 lakh electorate, 27.2 lakh men and 27.3 lakh women, are eligible to cast their ballots.

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