Over 51 per cent voter turnout was recorded within the fifth section of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, an official stated.
Ganderbal district recorded the very best of 56.40 per cent polling within the Valley, whereas Poonch district of Jammu area polled the very best of 71.62 per cent votes throughout J&Ok.
Talking to reporters in Jammu, State Election Commissioner (SEC) KK Sharma stated 51.20 per cent voter turnout was recorded throughout 37 seats within the fifth section of DDC elections that handed off peacefully within the Union Territory.
He stated a lot of folks got here out to solid their votes throughout this section of the election.
The SEC stated polling was peaceable and folks participated enthusiastically regardless of extreme chilly situations in Kashmir division and a few hilly areas of Jammu division.
“Voting has been peaceful in the poll going 37 constituencies of DDC, including 17 in Kashmir division and 20 in Jammu division, that witnessed 51.20 per cent of polling,” he added.
The voting was held in 2,104 polling stations, together with 1,190 in Kashmir division and 914 in Jammu division.
Jammu division recorded a mean voter turnout of 66.67 per cent, with Poonch district recording 71.62 per cent polling, Doda district 70.95 per cent and Rajouri district 70.83 per cent.
“The lowest turnout in Jammu division was in Jammu district which recorded 60.24 per cent votes,” he stated.
Besides, Kashmir division recorded 33.57 per cent voter turnout with Bandipora district recording the very best polling at 56.40 per cent adopted by Kupwara district 52.35 per cent and Budgam 45.65 per cent, the SEC stated.
In Kashmir Division, the polling share recorded in Ganderbal was 37.47, Baramulla 44.31, Anantnag 21.89, Kulgam 26.94, Pulwama 8.12 and Shopian 5.52.
Similarly, in Jammu division, 64.71 per cent polling was recorded in Samba, 69.47 per cent in Udhampur, 68.27 per cent in Kishtwar, 67.11 per cent in Ramban, 69.15 per cent in Reasi and 62.36 per cent in Kathua, he added.
Polling was additionally held for panch and sarpanch vacancies notified within the fifth section.
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