Over 51% vote in first election in J&K since integration

First Published Nov 28, 2020, 8:10 PM IST

In the first phase of voting in the maiden elections in Jammu and Kashmir since its reorganisation, 51.6% per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise.

<p>The voting percentage in Jammu division after the first round was 64.2% and in Kashmir division, it was 40.65%. The first phase of the DDC election and panchayat bypolls had 1,427 candidates in the fray and seven lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise.</p>

The voting percentage in Jammu division after the first round was 64.2% and in Kashmir division, it was 40.65%. The first phase of the DDC election and panchayat bypolls had 1,427 candidates in the fray and seven lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise.

<p>On the District Development Council elections, the SEC said a total of 280 constituencies are in the Union Territory of J&amp;K (14 in each district), out of which voting was conducted in 43 constituencies from 7 am to 2 pm in phase-I.</p>

On the District Development Council elections, the SEC said a total of 280 constituencies are in the Union Territory of J&K (14 in each district), out of which voting was conducted in 43 constituencies from 7 am to 2 pm in phase-I.

<p>Sarpanch election were conducted in 94 constituencies and a total of 279 candidates (203 males, 76 females) were contesting in the first phase.</p>

Sarpanch election were conducted in 94 constituencies and a total of 279 candidates (203 males, 76 females) were contesting in the first phase.

<p>Similarly, in panchs bypolls, which were held in 368 constituencies, 852 candidates were in the electoral fray out of which 635 were male and 217 were female.</p>

Similarly, in panchs bypolls, which were held in 368 constituencies, 852 candidates were in the electoral fray out of which 635 were male and 217 were female.

<p>The elections were held under Standard Operating Procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitizers and face masks were provided to the voters in case they forget to carry their own.</p>

The elections were held under Standard Operating Procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitizers and face masks were provided to the voters in case they forget to carry their own.

<p>The DDC election and the panchayat bypolls are being held in eight phases from November 28 to December 19. The counting of votes will be taken on December 22.</p>

The DDC election and the panchayat bypolls are being held in eight phases from November 28 to December 19. The counting of votes will be taken on December 22.

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