An estimated 75,16,284 voters will be able to exercise their franchise in the five parliamentary constituencies of Assam — Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur — that will vote in the first phase of polling tomorrow (April 11). Voting will take place in 9,574 polling stations in the five constituencies.
Voting will begin at 7 am and will officially end at 3 pm although arrangements will be made to ensure people in queues can exercise their franchise even after the end of the mandatory voting hours.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in all the five constituencies that go to polls tomorrow.
The five seats will witness a direct contest between the BJP and the Congress. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won four seats — Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur — while Congress’ Gaurav Gogoi won the Kaliabor seat.