Municipal elections conclude in JK

Municipal elections conclude in JK
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4.2% polling recorded in final phase

Srinagar, Oct 16: The four-phased Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir that started from October 08 culminated in the state on Tuesday.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra Tuesday evening said that overall 4.2% polling was witnessed in the 4th and Final Phase of Municipal Polls-2018 in Srinagar and Ganderbal.
Kabra said Ganderbal witnessed 11.3% polling in 12 Wards were 38 candidates are in the fray. He said Srinagar witnessed 4% polling were 24 Wards went to polls today.
The CEO said repoll was also held today at Polling Station No: 9 Bachidarwaza of Makhdoom Sahab (Ward No: 41) where 5 candidates are in the fray.
He said the cumulative poll percentage in all the four phases is 35.1%.
The Counting of votes will be held on 20th October 2018, for which, Kabra said, all arrangements have been put in place.
Municipal Elections-2018 were held in four phases, covering 79 municipal bodies with an electorate of about 17 lakh electors. A total of 3372 nominations were filed for 1145 wards. (GNS)