J-K records 71.3% voting in 4th phase of panchayat elections

JAMMU: An estimated 71.3 per cent of voters exercised their franchise on Tuesday in the fourth phase of panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir which concluded peacefully amid tight security arrangements, state chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra said.

While an overwhelming 82.4 per cent polling was recorded in Jammu division, 32.3 per cent was registered in Kashmir division, he said.

Among districts, Kabra said Jammu recorded the highest poll percentage with 85.2 per cent, and the lowest was recorded at Pulwama district of south Kashmir with 0.6 per cent. (AGENCIES)