Srinagar: Scores of voters came out to vote here in Srinagar on Tuesday to choose their candidate for District Development Council (DDC) Elections amid tight security and chilling winter.
Voting began in Jammu and Kashmir at 7:00 am in the morning and due to chilling winter weather, not many voters were seen in the initial stage. However, as the day got a little warmer, the pace of voting picked up.
In the second phase of DDC polls, voting took place at 2142 polling booths and 321 candidates are trying their luck.
As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara has recorded voting percentage of 34.44%, Bandipora 60.99%, Baramulla 24.69%, Ganderbal 39.05%, Srinagar 28.41%, Budgam 37.72%, Pulwama 6.96 %, Shopian 13.08%, Kulgam 24.34%, and Anantnag 28.13% till 01:00 pm.
Similarly, in the Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded a voting percentage of 50.47%, Doda 55.82%, Ramban 57.31%, Reasi 53.67%, Udhampur 45.31%, Kathua 50.71%, Samba 57.42%, Jammu 61.10 %, Rajouri 53.27% and Poonch 59.90% till 01:00 pm.
Moreover, it was informed that the Kashmir Division recorded an overall polling percentage of 27.84% while as Jammu Division recorded 54.10% up to 01:00 pm.
Earlier State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma told reporters in a press conference all the polling booths in Kashmir are sensitive from the security point of view. He said additional security was provided to the polling stations in the valley and all the areas have been secured.