Another attempt to snatch ballot boxes at Oba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko Southwest local government area of Ondo State also claimed two lives.
Community sources said some hoodlums had stormed the community with a view to snatching ballot boxes.
The development sparked a protest by youths, which soon got out of hand with youths destroying property including a police station and vehicles, estimated at million of naira.
Two persons were shot to death in the ensuing melee.
A third person hit by bullets was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The police subsequently arrested 21 persons for alleged breach of peace.
A ballot box was however snatched at Araromi Area, Agbaluku, Arigidi-Akoko which led to disruption of election in the area.
The Police Area Commander for Ikare-Akoko, Razak Rauf, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) who led a contingent of police to the town to make peace, described the destruction of police property as barbaric.
He said investigation had commenced while culprits would be arrested and brought to book.