The region,Nagaland in the north-east tip of India, is not politically influential, sending only one representative to the country's parliament.
But the region is affected by a long-running insurgency movement and has often felt neglected by Delhi.
In Nagaland, the poll will decide the fate of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, the candidate from his Naga People's Front party.
He was pitted against Congress' K V Pusa and Akheu Achumi of Socialist Party (India)
Nagaland registered 81.47 per cent polling.
Sanjoy Majumder spoke to local professionals about what mattered to them.