The fourth phase of maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections on Monday morning recorded a voter percentage of 50.08% across different constituencies spread over all but one (Srinagar) districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Three of the four south Kashmir districts witnessed low polling, with the voting percentage in Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam staying in single-digits.
Polling was held from 7 am to 2 pm.
According to the figures provided by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Kupwara recorded a voting percentage of 44.35%, Bandipora 45.22%, Baramulla 47.43%, Ganderbal 56.28%, Budgam 38.04%, Pulwama 6.70%, Shopian 1.96%, Kulgam 8.73% and Anantnag 27.04%.
In Jammu division, Kishtwar recorded a voting percentage of 70.32%, Doda 75.03%, Ramban 67.39%, Reasi 62.67%, Kathua 61.23%, Samba 71.97%, Jammu 71.80%, Udhampur 59.90%, Rajouri 71.22% and Poonch 75.42%.
Kashmir division recorded a polling percentage of 31.95% and Jammu division had a 69.31% voter turnout. Overall, 50.08% of voters cast their votes.
Out of the total 280 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir (14 in each of the 20 districts), 34 went to polls in the fourth phase – 17 each in Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
The elections are being held in eight phases from November 28 to December 19. Counting of votes will take place on December 22.