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Oct 08, 2018
12:10PM

J&K: Polling underway for 1st phase of municipal elections amidst stringent security arrangements

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In Jammu and Kashmir,  Polling is underway for the first phase of municipal elections amidst stringent security arrangements. Total electorate of 5,86,064 will seal the fate of  1204 candidates in the first Phase across the State.

820 polling stations have been set up across the state which includes 150 polling stations in Kashmir Division and 670 in Jammu Division. For the first phase, 78 candidates have already been elected unopposed out of which 69 are from Kashmir Valley. 
           
Polling began at 7 am this morning and will end at 4 pm.  In Jammu Division there is huge enthusiasm among the voters. Long queues of voters especially first time voters is seen at the polling booths.  Till 9 am around 20 % polling was recorded from the twin border districts of  Rajouri and Poonch. 


Over 1200 candidates are in the fray for 321 Municipal Wards in the State including 83 in Kashmir division covering Kargil and Leh districts in the first phase of Municipal Polls-2018. In Ladakh region, 25.8 percent of total vote has been polled by eleven AM.

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