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Dec 01, 2020
8:43PM

J&K: Phase-2 of District Development Council elections conducted peacefully ; 48.62% voter turnout recorded

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In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the State Election Commissioner K. K Sharma, has informed that the second phase of District Development Council elections conducted successfully and peacefully across the UT and 48.62%  voter turnout was recorded. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that a large number of people have come out to cast their votes during second phase of DDC Elections and long queues were seen right from morning despite severe cold conditions in Kashmir Division and hilly areas of Jammu Division. The Polling has been peaceful in the poll going 43 constituencies of DDC.

A total of 3,77,401 voters including 2,01,792 males and 1,75,609 females out of 7,95,118 voters, voted to choose their representatives in their respective councils and the polling was held on 2142 polling stations including 1305 from Kashmir division and 837 from Jammu division. The Jammu division recorded an average voter turnout of 65.54% with Poonch district recording the highest percentage of 75.07% followed by Jammu district with 69.97%. The lowest turnout in Jammu division was in Kathua district which recorded 60.10%.

The Kashmir Division recorded 33.34 % voter turnout. Bandipora district recorded highest polling at 69.66 % followed by Kupwara District at 58.69% and Ganderbal with around 49.14% polling in the second phase of elections.

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