51.5% polling recorded during sixth phase of DDC election in JK: SEC Sharma

Srinagar: The State Election Commissioner (SEC), K K Sharma on Sunday said that Jammu and Kashmir recorded 51.51% polling during the sixth phase of DDC polls held across the erstwhile state.

He informed that polling was held in 2071 polling stations including 1208 from Kashmir division and 863 from Jammu division.

Jammu division recorded an average voter turnout of 68.56% with Poonch district recording the highest percentage of 76.78% followed by Rajouri district with 74.03% and 74.02% voting recorded in Reasi district. The lowest turnout in Jammu division was in Kathua district which recorded 60.95%.

The Kashmir division recorded 31.55% average voter turnout with Ganderbal district recording the highest polling at 58.45% followed by Kupwara District at 51.08% and Bandipora with around 47.66% polling, he added.

Giving district-wise details, the SEC informed that in Kashmir the polling percentage recorded in Budgam was 30.99%, Baramulla 34.56%, Anantnag 24.06, Kulgam 37.74%, Pulwama 8.16% and 4.60% polling was registered in Shopian.

Similarly, in Jammu division poll percentage of 70.01% was recorded in Samba, 72.04% in Udhampur, 71.34% in Ramban, 62.93 in Doda and 66.32% in Jammu district.

He further said that 385606 (207223 male and 178383 female votes) people exercised their right to franchise for the sixth phase across the JK.

Further, he said that counting of votes for Sarpanch and Panch constituencies which went to poll in the 6th phase is being conducted immediately after the close of poll and results shall be declared.


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