DDC Elections: 6.61 % Votes Polled Till 9 Am Across J&K; Bandipora Records Highest 15.56% In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A large number of people have come out to cast their votes during the second phase of District Development Council Elections 2020. Long queues can be seen despite severe cold conditions in Kashmir Division and hilly areas of Jammu Division.

Voters stepping inside the polling station to exercise their vote in Amira Kadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The historic elections being held for the first time for electing representatives to the District Development Councils leading to local government has gone well with the people and they are coming out in large number. People are enthusiastic to exercise their Right to Franchise.

43 constituencies are going under polling in the second phase of DDC elections including 25 constituencies in Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu division.

In Kashmir Division, Kupwara has voting percentage of 3.54%, Bandipora 15.56%, Baramulla 1.88%, Ganderbal 2.44%, Srinagar 8.33%, Budgam 2.09%, Pulwama 0.71%, Shopian 2.11%, Kulgam 1.89%, Anantnag 4.47% upto 9.00 am.

Voters in a queue at a polling booth in Srinagar on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, during DDC elections. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Similarly, in Jammu division Kishtwar has voting percentage of 8.49%, Doda 9.08%, Ramban 6.39%, Reasi  10.90%, Udhampur 9.26%, Kathua 10.45%, Samba 17.27%, Jammu 9.80%, Rajouri 9.06% and Poonch 13.49% upto 9 am.

Kashmir division has polling percentage of 3.23% and Jammu division has 10.36% voter turnout. Overall, 6.61% voters have casted their votes upto 9 am.

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