Over 4.74 crore registered voters will exercise their franchise, with 1.44 lakh security personnel having been deployed at the polling booths and in the sensitive areas.
Votes will be cast at 51,687 polling booths, 259 of which will be managed exclusively by the women staff and security personnel. More than two lakh electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in the election, while the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines would be attached to them for the first time in the State, Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar said in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje arrives at a polling booth in Jhalrapatan to cast her vote. This is the vote for development. We have worked hard. I am confident of people's support, says Ms. Raje.
Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria casts his vote in Udaipur. He offered prayers at a Shiv temple in Udaipur before casting his vote.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged voters to come out in large numbers and take part in the democratic exercise. Tweeting in Hindi, the Prime Minister voters to vote with full enthusiasm.
Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer reports 6.17% turnout of voters in the first one hour of polling, till 9:00 a.m.
21.92% voters have cast their votes till 11:00 a.m. in Rajasthan, according to Chief Electoral Officer.