43.03% Votes Polled Till 1 PM In 3rd Phase Of DDC Elections In J&K


  A woman casts her vote at a polling booth in Gutlibagh area of Ganderbal | KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Over forty-three per cent polling was recorded till 01:00 pm in the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with Poonch district recording the highest voting percentage at 83.07 and Pulwama the lowest at 9.31 so far, officials said.

As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded voting percentage of 29.87%, Bandipora 51.96%, Baramulla 28%, Ganderbal 19.15%, Budgam 45.25%, Pulwama 9.31%, Shopian 18.15%, Kulgam 58.76% and Anantnag 13.11% till 01:00 pm.

KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Similarly, in Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded voting percentage of 57.26%, Doda 50.49%, Ramban 58.10%, Reasi 62.37%, Kathua 53.60%, Samba 60.21%, Jammu 57.96%, Rajouri 64.48% and Poonch 83.07% till 01:00 pm.

Moreover it was informed that the Kashmir Division recorded an overall polling percentage of 25% while Jammu Division recorded 60.52% upto 01:00 pm.

In phase 3rd of DDC elections, voting is being conducted in 33 constituencies, including 16 from Kashmir Division and 17 from Jammu Division, for which 2046 polling stations including 792 in Jammu division and 1254 in Kashmir division have been set up for the conduct of elections in a smooth manner.

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