Approximately 21.57 percent out of 4.30 lakh votes were polled in the first four hours till 11 am during voting for by-poll to Ghosi assembly seat of Mau district here in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, official sources said here.
Polling is being held at 455 booths set up at 239 polling centers between 7 am to 6 pm. Counting of votes will be held on September 8. The entire assembly segment has been divided into two zones and 27 sectors.
Two zonal and 27 sector magistrates have been deployed for the peaceful conduct of the bypoll. A total of 2,002 personnel have been deployed on poll duty, which is 110 percent of the total number of booths.
A total of 4,30,394 voters, including 2,31545 males and 1,98,840 females, are eligible to decide the fate of 10 candidates in the fray.
Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polling. 10 companies of CAPF, along with 2 companies of RAF, 10 companies of PAC, 3 additional SPs, 5 circle officers, and 12 Station House Officers (SHOs) have been deployed.