Overall poll percentage of 74% in J&K Panchayat Polls: CEO

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Jammu: In the 9th and final phase of Panchayat polls held today, overall poll percentage of 38.8% was witnessed in Kashmir division.

Giving district-wise details, Chief Electoral Officer J&K said that Kupwara witnessed 53.6% polling in Phase-IX, Bandipora 46%, Baramulla 38.9%, Budgam 38.8%, Ganderbal 20.9%, Pulwama 1.4% and Anantnag 28.4%.

CEO said at the conclusion of the final phase of Panchayat polls that J&K witnessed an overall polling percentage of 74% in all the 9 phases including 83.5% in Jammu division and 44.4% in Kashmir division.

He said that in the first phase of polling held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division.

In the Phase-II of Panchayat polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.

He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a poll percentage of 75.2% including 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.

In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnessed 71.3% voting with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-V of Panchayat polls, overall poll percentage of 71.1% was witnessed across the State with 85.2% polling in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-VI of Panchayat polls, overall poll percentage of 76.9% was recorded across J&K including 17.3% in Kashmir division and 84.6% in Jammu division.

In the Phase-VII of Panchayat polls, overall poll percentage of 75.3% was witnessed across the State with 84.8% in Jammu division and 30.3% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-VIII, 79.9% polling was recorded across the state including 85.1% in Jammu division and 49.6% in Kashmir division. (GNS)

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