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JK civic polls: 31.3% polling recorded in Phase-II, Reasi records highest poll percentage at 84.4%

SRINAGAR

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra this evening said that overall 31.3% polling was witnessed in the Phase-II of Municipal Polls-2018 across J&K today.

Kabra said in Jammu division 78.6% polling was witnessed in 214 wards that went to polls today while Kashmir division witnessed average 3.4% polling in 49 wards with Bandipora recording the highest 35.6% voting.

In Jammu division highest polling percentage of 84.4% was recorded in Reasi, the CEO said.

He said the cumulative polling percentage till date is 47.2% with 67.7% voting recorded in Jammu division and 8.3% 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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