31 Constituencies are set to go for polling in the sixth phase of ongoing District Development Council (DDC) polls and 334 Panch and 77 Sarpanch seats will also witness voting on Sunday across Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu on Saturday evening, State Election Commissioner (SEC), KK Sharma, informed that a total of 31 DDC constituencies will go to polls including 14 seats from Kashmir division and 17 from Jammu division.
The SEC said that against the 14 DDC constituencies of Kashmir division, there are 124 candidates in the fray, including 47 females. In Jammu division, there are 121 candidates in fray for the 17 DDC constituencies in this phase, including 53 females.
748301 electors (390432 male and 357869 female voters) are going to elect their representatives in all the 31 DDC constituencies, he said, adding that a total of 2071 polling stations have been designated with 1208 in Kashmir division and 863 in Jammu division.
The SEC further informed that of the 127 Sarpanch vacancies notified in the 6th phase, 37 have been elected unopposed. There shall be a contest in 77 constituencies and 229 candidates including 65 females are in the fray, he added.
Similarly, he said, out of the total 1548 Panch vacancies notified in this phase, 334 constituencies will go for elections with 740 candidates contesting the elections, including 180 female candidates.
The SEC said that all the requisite arrangements for this phase are in place including manpower, election material and security arrangements in all poll going areas.