31.3% polling in 2nd phase in J&K: CEO

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/11/2018 3:01:39 PM

‘Kashmir records 3 percent, Reasi highest 84.4’

SRINAGAR, Oct 10: Chief electoral officer (CEO), Shaleen Kabra this evening said overall 31.3 percent polling was witnessed in the phase-II of municipal polls across J&K today.
The poll percentage is lesser than the first phase, which was held on October 8. The first phase had 56. 7 percent polling in the state. In Kashmir the poll percentage was 8.3.
Giving details about today's polling, Kabra said in Jammu division 78.6 percent polling was witnessed in 214 wards that went to polls today while Kashmir division witnessed average 3.4 percent polling in 49 wards with Bandipora recording the highest 35.6 percent voting.
In Jammu division highest polling percentage of 84.4 was recorded in Reasi, the CEO said.
He said the cumulative polling percentage till date is 47.2 with 67.7 percent voting recorded in Jammu division and 8.3 percent in Kashmir division in phase-I and phase-II.
The CEO said 544 polling stations were designated across the state for phase-II with 270 polling stations in Kashmir division and 274 in Jammu division.
He said 1029 candidates are in the fray for 263 municipal wards for phase-II with 881 candidates in Jammu division and 148 in Kashmir division for phase-II.
In the first two phases, he said, 436285 voters have exercised their franchise out of a total of 933,000 voters who were eligible to vote for these two phases.



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