In Jammu and Kashmir, polling for the 8th phase of the District Development Council concluded peacefully at 2 P.M today. 40.91% voter turnout was recorded by 1 PM.
Impressive turnout of voters was seen in Jammu Division where 56.40% electorate had exercised their franchise by 1 P.M. In Kashmir valley, 25.90% polling was recorded.
In Kashmir Valley Kupwara district recorded the highest voter turnout of 53.61% percent. Bandipora district recorded 49.07% voter turnout followed by Baramulla with 39.26%.
In Jammu Division Poonch district recorded the highest voter turnout of 70.09% followed by Rajouri 68.57% and Reasi 67.23% till 1 pm .
In the 8th Phase of DDC elections, voting was held in 28 DDC constituencies, 13 from Kashmir division and 15 from Jammu division. A total of 168 candidates were in the fray. Of them, 122 candidates are male and 46 are female.
A total of 6,40,443 electorate were eligible to exercise their franchise. 1,703 Polling booths were set up.