Since voting began at 7 a.m., 44.50 per cent of voter turnout wasrecorded in both the Shillong and Tura parliamentary constituencies, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the voter turnout was around 62 per cent in Shillong and around 70 per cent in Tura.
"We are very confident that both Agatha and Mawthoh will win this election as people have reposed faith in the government," Conrad told IANS after casting his vote.
Both Mawthoh and Agatha Sangma, the sister of the Chief Minister and the youngest daughter of late Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, will contest on symbols of their own party's - the UDP and the NPP, respectively.
Agatha, who was union minister in the UPA-II government, is pitted against former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of the Congress and Meghalaya's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Rikman G. Momin.
"There is no doubt that NPP is going to emerge victorious in this election and we are confident of it. Elections are always tough and we all have worked hard and believe that our hard work will pay off," Agatha said.
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