AIZAWL, April 20 - Voting for the 19 of the 20 seats in Chakma Autonomous District Council in southern Mizoram went off peacefully today, sealing the fate of 65 candidates in the electronic voting machines.
Official sources said voting began at 7 am and went off peacefully at 5 pm. Estimated poll turnout was 65 per cent at 4 pm.
With Congress candidate having been declared elected unopposed in Fultuli constituency, election to the 19 remaining seats were conducted in 66 polling stations.
Following a writ petition filed by Mizo National Front candidate, the election of Congress candidate from Fultuli constituency has been stayed by Aizawl bench of Gauhati High Court.
There were 30,565 voters of which 15,087 were female.
The two main political parties, Congress and MNF contested in all the 20 constituencies. The BJP contested in 19 constituencies while there were seven independent candidates. The EVMs were locked in the strong room of SDO Civil of Chawngte, the headquarters of CADC.