In the first two hours of polling, from 7 am to 9 am, the state of Tamil Nadu witnessed 13.8 percentage of voters turn-out.
Dindigul district registered the highest polling per cent of 20.23 followed by Namakkal with 16.55 per cent and Salem with 15.6 per cent of voters turn-out.
Tirunelveli district registered the lowest voters turn-out with 9.98 per cent, while Chennai registered the second lowest voters turn-out with 10.58 per cent and Chengalpet recorded the third lowest turn-out of 11.66 per cent.
Though polling commenced briskly in the morning, due to faulty EVMs polling could not be carried out in a few polling booths. ECI sources said that the main reason for low turnout in Tirunelveli district is due to faulty EVMs.
Sources also said that the voting percentage will be normal in Tirunelveli in subsequent rounds of polling. Similarly, in Chennai there were problems in EVMs of a few booths. The booth where Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar voted, EVMs malfunctioned and so polling was stopped for a brief period.