The seventh phase of maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections that began on Wednesday morning recorded a voter percentage of 28.24% across different constituencies spread over all but one (Srinagar) districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 11 am.
According to the figures provided by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, up to 11 am, Pulwama has recorded a voting percentage of 6.58%, Baramulla 28.29%, Kulgam 8.81%, Shopian 3.30%, Anantnag 12.50%, Bandipora 39.76%, Ganderbal 22.22%, Kupwara 25.13% and Budgam 26.11%.
In Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded a voting percentage of 38.02%, Udhampur 36.00 %, Jammu 27.94%, Kathua 38.47%, Ramban 31.44%, Doda 29.49%, Samba 39.13%, Poonch 43.20%, Rajouri 36.45% and Reasi 35.70% up to 11 am.
Kashmir division recorded a polling percentage of 20.55% and Jammu division 34.63%. Overall, 28.24% of voters have cast their votes up to 11 am.
Polling is being held from 7 am to 2 pm.
Out of the total 280 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir (14 in each of the 20 districts), 31 are going to polls in the seventh phase – 13 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu division.