Polling in the bye election to Ampati Assembly seat on Monday, saw a good turnout in the first-four hours.
The voting started at 7 am and will end at 4 pm.
According to the chief electoral officer, FR Kharkongor, the turnout was recorded at 42.85 per cent till 11 am.
Amid the scorching heat, voting in all 39 polling booths is going on smoothly to decide the fate of three candidates, Miani Dalbot Shira of the opposition Congress, Clement G. Momin of the ruling National People’s Party and Subhankar Koch, an Independent candidate who sought to succeed leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma as the MLA of Ampati.
People in large numbers came out to stand in long queues in many polling booths to cast their vote in favour of the candidate of their choice.
Special arrangements were also made for persons with disabilities to exercise their franchise.
The Ampati seat remained vacant after Mukul, who represented the constituency since 1993 resigned as MLA in March this year after he was also elected as the MLA of Songsak constituency in the February-27 Assembly elections.
Tight security was deployed to ensure free, fair and peaceful voting.
Four companies of Central armed police force along with state police are being deployed throughout the constituency for election and law and order duty.