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DDC elections: voters leave despite the cold, more than 6% turnout in the first 2 hours

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The people of Jammu and Kashmir are facing large numbers of voters in the second phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections.

According to the data available until 9 in the morning, so far there has been 6.61% participation in the DDC surveys.

Long lines can be seen in the Kashmir division and the mountainous areas of the Jammu division.

Forty-three electoral districts are being put to the vote in the second phase of the DDC elections. These include 25 seats in the Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu.

In the Kashmir division, Kupwara has a voting percentage of 3.54%, Bandipora 15.56%, Baramulla 1.88%, Ganderbal 2.44%, Srinagar 8.33%, Budgam 2.09%, Pulwama 0.71%, Shopian 2.11%, Kulgam 1.89%, Anantnag 4.47 % until 9:00 a.m. .

Similarly, in the Jammu division, Kishtwar has a voting percentage of 8.49%, Doda 9.08%, Ramban 6.39%, Reasi 10.90%, Udhampur 9.26%, Kathua 10.45%, Samba 17.27%, Jammu 9.80%, Rajouri 9.06% and Poonch 13.49% upto 9 am.

Voting began at 7 am and will continue until 2 pm.

There are a total of 321 candidates in the electoral race: 196 from the Kashmir Division and 125 from Jammu.

Out of 7.95,118 voters, 3,88,273 are from the Jammu Division and 4,06,845 are from Kashmir. The Kashmir Division has 2,12,024 male voters and 1.94,821 female voters, while Jammu has 2.04,721 male voters and 1.83,553 female voters.

Sarpanch by-elections are being held in 83 constituencies and a total of 223 (151 men and 72 women) candidates are in the fray. Panch’s general elections are held in 331 constituencies with 709 candidates (552 men and 157 women) in the fray.

There are 2,142 polling stations: 837 in Jammu Division and 1,305 in Kashmir.

Hindustan Times

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