While the final voting figures were awaited, 48.48 per cent turn-out was recorded till 3 pm
People cast their votes during the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, at Shiyalbet village in Amreli district Pic/PTI
Voting ended for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions at 5 pm on Thursday.
While the final voting figures were awaited, 48.48 per cent turn-out was recorded till 3 pm, the Election Commission said.
Barring a few minor incidents and some reports of problems in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the voting process, which commenced at 8 am, remained largely peaceful.
The second phase of elections will be held on December 5 and results will be announced on December 8.
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