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Over 51 per cent polling registered in the 6th phase of DDC polls in J&K

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.

 

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