by Farzana Nisar
SRINAGAR: Over 31 per cent votes were polled till 12 pm in Noorabad area of DH Pora DDC constituency in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Out of 1234 voters, 383 including 217 males and 166 females have cast their vote.
As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded a voting percentage of 13.492%, Bandipora 17.874%, Baramulla 12.196%, Ganderbal 23.144%, Srinagar 10.641%, Budgam 28.472%, Pulwama 3.514 %, Shopian 29.341%, Kulgam 14.911% and Anantnag 23.462% till 11.00 am.
Similarly, in Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded voting percentage of 14.436%, Doda 25.181%, Ramban 33.392%, Reasi 30.346%, Udhampur 22.432 %, Kathua 24.262%, Samba 36.403%, Jammu 29.166 %, Rajouri 33.178% and Poonch 32.113% till 11:00 AM.
An official said that forty-three out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls in the first phase of DDC elections. The polling will end at 2 pm.
Elections for the DDCs, which are being held in eight phases, will conclude on December 19 and the counting of votes be held on December 22.
By-polls for 234 vacant seats of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are also being held simultaneously.
Guidelines have been issued by the Commission for safe conduct of the electoral exercise amid COVID-19 pandemic.