Panchayat Polls: J&K witnesses 75.3% voting in Phase-VII

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In the Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls held on Tuesday, the overall poll percentage of 75.3% was witnessed across the State. According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, a massive 84.8% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 30.3% in Kashmir division.

Voters waiting for their turn outside polling Station in south Kashmir’s Wantrag Kheribal area of Islamabad district on November 29,2018. Kl Image Shah Hilal (picture for representation)

Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Bandipora witnessed 25.2% polling today, Kupwara 45%, Baramulla 17.8%, Ganderbal 30.9%, Budgam 13.1%, Anantnag 15.5%, Ramban 83%, Reasi 86.7%, Samba 85.5%, Jammu 83.7%, Rajouri 84% and Poonch 86.6%.

Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division. In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.

He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a poll percentage of 75.2% including 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division. In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnessed 71.3% voting with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-V of Panchayat Polls, the overall poll percentage of 71.1% was witnessed across the State with 85.2% polling in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division. In the Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls, the overall poll percentage of 76.9% was recorded across J&K including 17.3% in Kashmir division and 84.6% in Jammu division.

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