8168 migrant voters in Phase-3

Avtar Bhat
JAMMU, Dec 8: Out of 19,575 migrant voters in the third phase only 8168 voters are going to exercise their right of franchise tomorrow for 16 Assembly constituencies of Kashmir Valley.
According to data available with Election authorities in the State, out of three districts of Baramulla, Budgam and Pulwama in Kashmir Valley which are going to polls tomorrow, Baramulla has a highest number of 9629 migrant votes followed by Pulwama which has 6049 migrant votes while the Budgam district has lowest number of 3897 votes.
However a paltry number of 8168 migrants have filled up their M Forms to cast vote which is even less than the half number of total migrant voters in these districts.
The authorities have established 114 special polling booths on 20 locations at Jammu, four polling booths in Delhi NCR and one polling booth at Udhampur to facilitate the migrant voters to cast their vote.
Out of 16 constituencies Uri Assembly Segment in Baramulla district has lowest number of 333 voters while Khansahib Assembly Segment in Budgam has 602 migrant voters. Rafiabad, Sopore, Sangrama, Baramulla, Gulmarg and Pattan Assembly segments all in Baramulla district have 837, 1962, 807, 2567, 2513 and 610 respectively.
In Budgam district Chadoora, Budgam, Beerwah and Chrar-i-Sharief has 692, 1012, 699 and 892 migrant voters respectively.
In Pulwama district Tral, Pampore, Pulwama and Rajpora Assembly segments have 1445, 1041, 1192 and 2371 migrant voters respectively.
It may be recalled due to cumbersome process of electioneering the migrant voters are showing a poor response to fill up their M Forms and Form 12 C.

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