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DDC Polls: Amidst chill, polling begins for Phase-6, till 0900 hrs, 8.79 pc polling recorded in J&K

Jammu: Braving chill, people on Sunday morning lined up to exercise their right to franchise and till 0900 hours, 8.79 per cent of polling was recorded across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Official spokesman here said that the sixth phase of DDC elections 2020 recorded voter percentage of 8.79 percent across different constituencies spread over different districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 0900 hours.

As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Pulwama has recorded voting percentage of 1.81%, Baramulla 3.10%, Kulgam 4.09%, Shopian 0.51%, Anantnag 2.40%, Bandipora 9.53%, Ganderbal 5.39%, Kupwara 5.52% and Budgam 6.40% till 0900 hrs.

Similarly, in Jammu division, Udhampur has recorded voting percentage of 11.54%, Jammu 15.08%, Kathua 12.55%, Ramban 8.63%, Doda 9.19%, Samba 16.38%, Poonch 14.56%, Rajouri 11.25% and Reasi 14.57% till 0900 hrs.

Moreover it was informed that the Kashmir Division recorded an overall polling percentage of 4.17% while Jammu Division recorded 12.73% upto 0900 hours.

In the 6th Phase of DDC elections, voting is being held in 31 DDC constituencies, 14 from Kashmir division and 17 from Jammu division.

Moreover for smooth conduct of elections, the spokesman said that 2071 polling stations, 1208 in Kashmir division and 863 in Jammu division have been setup in this phase, where 748301 electors (390432 male and 357869 female voters) will exercise their right to franchise.

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