"During mock poll conducted before actual voting began, 30 to 40 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were changed because of some technical problems," he said.
The constituency-wise polling percentage is as follows: Morena 10.92 per cent, Bhind 9.76 per cent, Gwalior 10.37 per cent, Guna 9.85 per cent, Sagar 12.87 per cent, Vidisha 13.01 per cent, Bhopal 9.58 per cent and Rajgarh 15.18 per cent, another poll official said.
Long queues were witnessed at several booths, he said.
In Bhopal, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh is locked in a battle with BJP candidate and 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur.
His opponent is the BJP's K P Yadav who is contesting his first parliamentary election.
Lok Sabha elections to 29 seats in the state are being held in four phases. The first (six seats) and second phases (seven seats) were held on April 29 and May 6.
Voting for the last phase in eight seats will be held on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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