Shillong(Meghalaya ) , Oct 30: A total of 80.86 percent voting was recorded in the three Assembly constituencies of Mawphlang , Rajabala and Mawryngkneng in the state .
The voting was held in 168 polling stations with a total Electors of 102695. in all the three constituencies .
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor informed on Saturday that there was no report of any untoward incident during the polling in Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala .
“The voter turnout is 80.86 per cent till 7 pm. Reports are awaited from some of the remote polling stations,” Kharkongor added .
The highest voter turnout at 90.63 per cent was recorded in Rajabala while Mawphlang and Mawryngkneng registered 76.9 per cent and 75.06 per cent polling respectively.
Thirteen candidates are in the fray for the by-polls to the three seats.
In Mawryngkneng, ruling National People’s Party candidate Pyniaid Sing Syiem is locking horns with Congress nominee Highlander Kharmalki. There are three Independent candidates as well.
Former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh is contesting the election from Mawphlang on a United Democratic Party ticket. He is up against Kennedy C Khyriem of the Congress and NPP nominee Lamphrang Blah.
In the Rajabala constituency, the contestants are Hashina Yasmin Mondal of the Congress, D Shira (UDP), Md Abdus Saleh (NPP), Kingston B Marak (BJP) and an Independent candidate.
The by-poll was held in Mawryngkneng, Rajabala and Mawphlang following the death of the sitting MLAs. – David Nongrum, Azad Zaman and SK Sunn,.
David Nongrum who was the sitting MLA from Mawryngkneng had died in February, Azad Zaman of Rajabala constituency in March and S K Sunn who represented Mawphlang constituency on September 10.
Nongrum and Zaman were Congress MLAs, while Sunn was an independent.
( With PTI inputs )