Assam has recorded 45.24 percent voter turnout till 2 pm across 47 constituencies, in the first phase of assembly polls, according to the Election Commission of India.

The Kailabor constituency in the state has witnessed the highest voting percentage till now, while Gohpur constituency saw the least turnout.

A total of 264 candidates are in the fray for 47 seats — 42 seats from 11 districts of Upper Assam and northern Assam region and five seats from central Assam’s Nagaon district.

The first phase of polling began at 7 am on Saturday and will conclude at 6 pm. Polling for the next two phases will be held on April 1 and April 6.

The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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