Baramulla: Three percent voting till 9 am
Baramulla: IN Baramulla district in North Kashmir 3% voters exercised their franchise till 9 am on Saturday as the voting is underway for panchayat elections.
According to officials in Baramulla block a total of 209 votes of 9137 voters cast their vote and in Rohama block 331 votes of 8838 voters turned to polling booths.
The third phase of Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections is currently underway at polling stations across the state. The voting began at 8 am and will continue till 2 pm.
The elections will be held in 918 Kashmir division and 1855 Jammu division.
The second phase of Panchayat polls were held on November 20, which witnessed 71.1 per cent of voters.
“In the Phase-II of Panchayat polls held, overall 71.1 per cent polling was witnessed across the state. An overwhelming 80.4 per cent polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 52.2 per cent in Kashmir division,” state Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said.
The first phase of panchayat polls was held on November 17. About 74.1 per cent polling was recorded across the state, with 64.5 per cent in Kashmir division and 79.5 per cent in Jammu division.