India’s 17th election after its independence from Britain has ended today after 6 weeks of polling.

Results are expected on Thursday the 23rd of this month.

The doors at Chordni Chowk in Delhi opened at 7am this morning to allow for the 655 registered voters to pick their candidate amongst the 26.

It being a Sunday, there was a slow start to the voting process as most people were at the temples and churches dotted around the city.

The constituency which currently belongs to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party held its election last week on the 12th but had to call for a re-poll after an election officer forgot to delete results of a mock vote which was done prior to the voting day.

“Our vote is our voice so we had to come back here to cast our votes,” said some of the voters.

The final phase of the election which is the 7th also saw a huge turnout in eight other constituencies going to the polls with 58 seats at stake in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal.