73.03 percent voter turnout have been recorded till 5.30 pm on Thursday across 39 constituencies in 13 districts during the second phase of Assam Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission of India.

The second phase of polling for assembly elections in Assam began at 7 am on Thursday and is currently underway.

Voting for the second and penultimate phase of the assembly elections was temporarily stopped at polling stations at Silchar and Nagaon due to EVM malfunctions.

Over 73.44 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes in the second phase of the elections. Of them, 37,34,537 are male voters and 36,09,959 are female voters, while 135 are third gender voters.

A total of 345 candidates in 39 constituencies across 13 districts are in the fray in this phase of voting.