Phase-I LIVE photos: Why young Gujarat should vote
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- 2 of 6Diamond city Surat topped the list with 19 per cent voting in the first three hours.
- 3 of 6The first phase of elections will cover 87 seats in south Gujarat, Saurashtra and four seats in Ahmedabad district.
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In the first hour, voter turnout was recorded at 7.55 per cent. In the past, voting has never crossed 10per cent in the first two hours.
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High voting percentage in 2002 and 2007 assembly polls had added to BJP's tally.
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Gujarat recorded an average 55% voting till 3.30pm, with Dharampur in southern part of the state registering 70% turnout.