Municipal Polls-2018: 30% polling recorded in Phase-II: CEO

Reasi records highest poll percentage of 84.6%, Bandipora records 36% voting

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 10: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra this evening said that overall 30% polling was witnessed in the Phase-II of Municipal Polls-2018 across J&K today.

Kabra said in Jammu division 76% polling was witnessed in 214 wards that went to polls today while Kashmir division witnessed average 3% polling in 49 wards with Bandipora recording the highest 36% voting.

In Jammu division highest polling percentage of 84.6% was recorded in Reasi, the CEO said.

He said the cumulative polling percentage till date is 46.7% with 67.3% voting recorded in Jammu division and 8.34% in Kashmir Division in Phase-I and Phase-II.

The CEO said that 544 polling stations were designated across the State for Phase-II with 270 polling stations in Kashmir Division and 274 in Jammu Division.

He said 1029 candidates are in the fray for 263 Municipal Wards for Phase-II with 881 candidates in Jammu division and 148 in Kashmir division for Phase-II.

In the first two phases, he said, 436285 voters have exercised their franchise out of a total of 933,000 voters who were eligible to vote for these two phases.

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