Chandigarh: Up to 35 percent of Haryana's nearly 1.61 crore electorate exercised their franchise during the first six hours of voting Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state, officials here said.
Long queues could be seen at a number of polling stations across Haryana.
Nearly 1.61 crore people, including over 73.8 lakh women, are eligible to vote in Haryana to decide the fate of 230 candidates, including 10 women candidates, who are contesting in the state's 10 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his family members cast their vote in Rohtak town while billionaire-industrialist MP Naveen Jindal cast his vote in Kurukshetra town.
In Chandigarh, enthusiastic voters began queuing up in the first hour after the commencement of polling at 7 a.m.