Aizawl: Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials here said.
Balloting for both Lok Sabha and assembly seat was earlier scheduled April 9 and it was postponed to Friday due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups.
An Election Commission official said that the balloting was peaceful so far and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh.
"Young, new and women voters wearing traditional costumes lined up well before the polling stations open at 7 a.m. First time voters are very excited to cast their ballots," the official told IANS.
The polling will end at 5 p.m., one hour more than the previous elections.