The fourth phase (of the total seven) includes 59 assembly constituencies (as per the Election Commission of India), spread across nine districts.
The Election Commission said the 22.62 per cent voter turnout figure was an approximate trend as data from some polling stations takes time. Banda registered 23.92 per cent, Fatehpur 22.52 per cent, Hardoi 20.13 per cent, Kheri 26.28 per cent, Lucknow 21.41 per cent, Pilibhit 27.44 per cent, Raebareli 21.42 per cent, Sitapur 22.13 per cent, while Unnao registered 21.36 per cent by 11am.
A total of 624 candidates and 2.13 crore voters are in the fray for the 59 assembly seats. In the fourth phase, polling is being held in Rohilkhand, Terai region, Awadh and Bundelkhand regions. This phase includes 16 reserved constituencies.
As many as 800 companies of paramilitary forces and over 60,000 policemen have been positioned for security across 59 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh. Voting is being held at 13,813 polling stations and 24,580 polling booths in 208 police station areas.
In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won 51(41.15% voting share) of 59 seats. BJP won 90% of the seats in Rohilkhand and Awadh. One seat(0.65% voting share) was won by its ally Apna Dal (S).
The BJP-led coalition won 52 seats. Four(21.7% voting share) were won by SP, while two seats(7.7% voting share) were won by the Congress and two(22.2% voting share) by the BSP.