The counting of votes will take place on September 27
New Delhi: Voting for by-elections began on Monday in Dantewada Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh, Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, Pala in Kerala and Badharghat in Tripura.
The bypoll was necessitated in Dantewada due to the death of BJP MLA in April by a naxal attack, HT reported. The rest of the constituencies required new MLAs as their sitting MLAs passed away.
The voting started at around 7 am.
Last month Election Commission has announced by-elections for four assembly seats in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura, and Uttar Pradesh.
The ECI had taken the decision to hold by-polls after taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions, etc.
By-elections are also held in Pala in Kerala. The by-elections are being conducted using EVMs and VVPATs.
The counting of votes will take place on September 27.
(with inputs from ANI)