Jammu: Around 58.55 percent and 52.90 percent voter turnout was recorded in the Sixth Phase of vacant Panch and Sarpanch by-polls respectively held the other day.
The information was given today by the State Election Commissioner, K.K Sharma.
While giving out the details, SEC informed that by-polls for Panch vacant seats was held in 334 vacant seats in the sixth phase. Out of a total of 58094 electors (including 30318 males and 27776 females), 34012 voted and 740 candidates were in fray.
The SEC while giving out the overall percentage said that Jammu division recorded 86.04 per cent and Kashmir division recorded 57.85 per cent voter turnout during the 6th phase of Panch by-elections.
Similarly, he said 52.90 per cent voting was registered on vacant 77 Sarpanch constituencies in which total of 99454 electors (including 51748 males and 47706 females), 52609 voted to choose their representatives. He further said that 74.92 per cent polling was registered in Jammu division whereas 46.13 per cent polling was recorded in Kashmir division.
SEC said that in Jammu division, Doda district recorded the highest voter turnout of 92.27 per cent followed by Jammu with 87.15 percent and Udhampur by 84.48. Similarly, Kupwara district topped with 71.70 per cent followed by Kulgam with 67.57 per cent and Ganderbal with 63.50 per cent.
While giving information about the highest voter turnout in both the divisions, the SEC said that in Sarpanch by-polls, Ganderbal recorded the highest voter turnout with 66.26 per cent in Kashmir division followed by Bandipora with 54.67 per cent and Baramulla with 51.71 per cent. Similarly, Reasi topped the polling percentage with 85.41 per cent followed by Poonch with 80.65 percent and Rajouri with 79.80 percent, he added.
While giving an overview of the polling process, SEC said that the polling was peaceful and smooth across the region at all polling stations.