Dehradun: A record 76.38 per cent polling was today registered in the Sitarganj assembly byelection where Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is facing a straight contest against the BJP.

No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the area, chief electoral officer Radha Raturi said.

Despite intermittent rains throughout the day, heavy polling was witnessed with people lining up in serpentine queues at polling stations.