The 6th phase of DDC Polls concluded smoothly across the J&K Union territory on Sunday with a turnout of over 51.51%.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu this evening, State Election Commissioner K.K. Sharma said that in Jammu, voting per cent was 68.56 percent and in Kashmir Valley 31.55 percent voting was recorded.
Our correspondent reports that Poonch district topped the list with impressive voter turnout of 76.78% followed by Rajouri district with 74.03%. In Kashmir Valley Ganderbal district recorded highest polling at 58.4 % followed by Kupwara District at 51.08% in the sixth phase of elections.
With Sunday’s polling, the fate of 245 candidates has been sealed in the ballot boxes. In the first phase of DDC Polls nearly 52% polling was recorded in 43 DDC constituencies while in 2nd phase the poll percentage was 49% for 43 DDC constituencies.
In the 3rd phase nearly 51% votes were polled while in 4th Phase over 50% polling was recorded. In the fifth phase 51.20 percent voters had exercised their franchise.In the sixth phase of polling a total of 3,85,606 electors exercised their franchise which include 1,78,383 female voters .
The first ever District Development Council polls are being held in J&K Union Territory in Eight (8) phases . The last and 8th phase will be held on December 19 while the counting of votes will be taken up on December 22.