An average 35.70 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in 14 seats of Maharashtra where polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway on Tuesday, an official said. Polling began at 7 am and long queues were seen outside many booths.
The Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency reported 42.04 per cent voting till 1 pm, followed by Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, where there was 39.93 per cent polling, according to the state election office.
Besides, Jalgaon recorded 33.12 per cent voting, Raver-35.15 per cent, Jalna-37.91 per cent, Aurangabad-35.42 per cent, Raigad-38.74 per cent, Pune-27.17 per cent, Baramati-35.58 per cent, Ahmednagar-34.73 per cent, Madha-33.41 per cent, Sangli-34.56 per cent, Satara-34.84 per cent and Hatkanangale-39.68 per cent.
State BJP president Raosaheb Danve (Jalna) and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule (Baramati) are among the prominent candidates in the fray.