Polling Underway In Fourth Phase Of DDC Elections In J&K

SRINAGAR: Voting for the fourth phase of the District Development Councils (DDCs) elections in Jammu and Kashmir began on Monday amid tight security and COVID-19 guidelines in place.

105 old man Abdul Rahman Wani cast his vote at Batergam area of Kupwara in DDC constituency Drugmulla on Monday December 7,2020. KL Image by Tahir Bhat

According to elections commission, thirty-four out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls in the fourth 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.

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