Municipality elections: Jammu registers 78.6 pc voter turnout, Kashmir 3.4 pc
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Municipality elections: Jammu registers 78.6 pc voter turnout, Kashmir 3.4 pc

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A total of 78.6 per cent of over 1.28 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Jammu while there was a low voter turnout yet again in Kashmir with 3.4 per cent of 2.20 lakh electorate casting their votes on Wednesday in the second phase of municipal polls in the State, according to poll officials.
The second phase witnessed overall voter turnout of 31.3 percent out of total electorate of 3.47 lakh in the State, they said.
Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said in the evening that overall 31.3 per cent polling was witnessed in the Phase-II of Municipal Polls-2018 across the State.
Kabra said in Jammu Division 78.6 per cent polling was witnessed in 214 wards that went to polls today while Kashmir Division witnessed average 3.4 per cent polling in 49 wards with Bandipora recording the highest 35.6 per cent voting.
In Jammu Division highest polling percentage of 84.4 per cent was recorded in Reasi, the CEO said.
He said the cumulative polling percentage till date is 47.2 per cent with 67.7 per cent voting recorded in Jammu Division and 8.3 per cent in Kashmir Division in Phase-I and Phase-II.
Kabra said that 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 1,029 candidates are in fray for 263 Municipal Wards for Phase-II with 881 candidates in Jammu division and 148 in Kashmir DIVISION.


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