Kashmir records 17.7% voter turnout in fifth phase of Panchayat polls

Srinagar: 17.7 percent voters turned out to exercise their franchise on Saturday in Kashmir with 41.5 percent turn out in Ganderbal and 4.6 percent in Kulgam district.

Polling for the 6th phase of Panchayat polls ended this afternoon. Polling started at 8 am and ended at 2 pm.

In the Jammu division, 83.7 per cent voter turnout was recorded. For the entire state, the overall voter turnout was 76.2 per cent.

A total of 7,156 candidates were in the fray for 406 Sarpanch and 2,277 Panch seats, while 111 Sarpanchs and 1,048 Panchs were elected unopposed in this phase.

Some 597,396 electors were eligible to vote for the Sarpanch constituencies and 457,581 for the Panch.

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