New Delhi: An estimated 55 to 60 percent voting took place in the elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Sunday. State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta said, “An estimated 55 to 60 percent of people came out to vote but the exact figure will be available by tomorrow (Monday) morning.”

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There were reports of delay in the start of voting at a few places due to malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) while some people complained about not finding their names in the electoral rolls.

No report of any untoward incident was received till though two persons were detained in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden area for alleged bogus voting. There was some tension near a polling station in Janakpuri after police prevented some people from gathering near it but the issue was sorted out.

The electoral fate of 2,423 candidates was sealed during the polling held in 272 wards of the three civic bodies - East, South and North - carved out of the existing Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
  
The polling began at 8 AM and ended at 5:30 PM. The counting of votes would be done on Tuesday. A total of 1.15 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise in the polls which include 42.95 lakh voters in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, 42.67 lakh voters in South Delhi Corporation and 27.16 lakh voters in East Delhi Corporation.
  
There are 104 each wards in South and North Corporations and 64 in the East, of which 138 seats are reserved for women. South has the highest number of 904 candidates followed by North (885) and East (634).
  
The State Election Commission had made elaborate arrangements for polling by deploying around 77,000 officials for conducting the polls and over 83,000 police personnel for security.
  
A total of 55 polling stations had been identified as hyper-sensitive while 275 have been declared as sensitive out of 11,543 polling stations. Most of the hyper-sensitive and sensitive polling stations fall under Assembly segments of Jamia Nagar, Chandni Chowk and Seelampur.

(JPN/Agencies)