A COVID-19 positive casts his vote at a polling station in Wangoi AC, Imphal West

The final voter turnout in by-electionsto four assembly constituencies in Manipur was recorded at 91.54 per cent on Saturday

Voting for the 4 Assembly seats concluded peacefully with no untoward incidents, amid tight security and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Around 78.66 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm. An estimated 85.94 per cent electors cast their votes till 4 pm in 203 polling stations.

A total of 1,35,212 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the bypolls to Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha seats in Thoubal district, Saitu in Kangpokpi and Wangoi in Imphal West.

The electors will decide the fate of 11 candidates in the four seats.

The bypolls were necessitated after Congress MLAs of the four constituencies had resigned from the State Legislative Assembly and also quit the party.

The ruling BJP is contesting in three seats and supporting an independent candidate in Lilong assembly segment, while the opposition Congress is in the fray in all four constituencies.