Among the districts, Murshidabad recorded the highest turnout with 42.41 per cent, while Malda and Dakshin Dinajpur registered 39.96 per cent and 39.70 per cent respectively.
Polling was by and large peaceful although there were some stray incidents of violence.
Namakkal topped with polling percentage of 28.33, followed by Karur with 28.07 percentage and Villupuram with 27.69 percentage.
Chennai registered the second-lowest polling percentage with 10.58 percentage and Chengalpet with the third lowest of 11.66 percentage.
Of the 30 seats that went to the polls on Saturday, nine were in Purulia, four each in Bankura and Jhargram, six in Paschim Medinipur, and seven in Purba Medinipur district.
Elections to 3,019 gram panchayats in 117 taluks were held in the first phase on Tuesday under the Covid-19 shadow, with half of rural Karnataka casting their votes.
Technical snag was reported in EVMs in five booths in Alappuzha, two booths in Thiruvananthapuram and one in Kollam.
Certain professional groups rallied for alternative means to exercise franchise.
Similarly, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation clocked a 68.5 per cent voter turnout in the last Corporation elections held in 2015.
Mumbai's voter turnout remained below 50 per cent between 1999 to 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Dwivedi said that only 2 to 3 per cent of EVMs developed technical glitches during polling, which were rectified promptly.
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