India, Oct. 21 -- Maharashtra witnessed a low turnout of voters on Monday as 5.69% people came in to vote in the first three hours of polling in the 288 assembly constituencies across the state, official data showed.

In Mumbai Island city it was 5.14% and the suburbs recorded a turnout of 5.77%, officials said.

Maharashtra recorded a 55.23% voter turnout with Mumbai clocking 57.32% for the Lok Sabha elections, less than five months ago.

However, the state's performance in the previous assembly elections of 2014 was much better with a voter turn out of 63.38% and 51.21% in Mumbai.

The voting activity picks up in the second half of the day, according to past records.

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