Bengaluru: Voting started across South and coastal Karnataka today in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies. No violence or major technical glitches have been reported from any part of the state so far.
In many places, voters began standing in queues early in the morning. In many booths in Bengaluru, the queue started forming at 6.30 AM. Police converted the 100-meter radius of the polling stations into red zones and use of mobile phones has been prohibited in this area.
The early voters included State Election Commissioner Sanjeev Kumar, freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, BJP leaders C T Ravi, Suresh Kumar etc.
In Mandya, which is witnessing a fierce fight between Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy, and independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh, EVM snags have been reported from several booths. But according to the authorities, they have been resolved.