LS Polls: 0.9 percent voting recorded in Srinagar till 9 am


Amid shutdown in poll-bound areas, Srinagar district in central Kashmir’s recorded the lowest voter turnout of 0.9%  till 9 am.

An official statement said till 9 am, Budgam district in Kashmir recorded the highest voter turnout of 1.6%.

“Ganderbal district in Central Kashmir recorded 1.2% polling till 9 am,” said the statement.

In Jammu division, Reasi district recorded 9.7 % polling, Kathua recorded 13.5 %, Udhampur recorded 12.0%, Ramban recorded 2.8%, Doda district recorded 9.7% and Kishtwar recorded  4.0% polling turnout till 9 Am.

An official handout said that the overall poll %age in the State is 6.1 % up to 9.00 a.m.

Over 29.81 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates contesting for Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary seats, the polling for which is started early morning.

The twin constituencies have 2,981,083 registered electors including 1,543,571 males, 1,416,387 females, 21,056 service voters (20,780 males and 276 females) and 69 transgender voters.

Twelve candidates each are in the fray for both Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary constituencies. For smooth conduct of polls, 4,426 polling stations have been set up in the twin constituencies.

The constituency is spread over 15 Assembly segments comprising three districts of Central Kashmir-Ganderbal, Srinagar and Budgam with 1,295,304 registered voters including 1,294,560 General voters and 744 service voters.

The authorities have set up 1716 polling stations across the Parliamentary constituency to facilitate the polling.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in polling bound areas of the valley.


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