As the first phase of polling for the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council (DDC) elections concluded on Saturday, the voting percentage of 51.76 percent was recorded across different districts of the Union Territory. State Election Commissioner KK Sharma said that the voting percentage in the Jammu division is 64.2 percent and in the Kashmir division, it is 40.65 percent.
As per the State Election Commission, Samba recorded the highest polling percentage till 1 pm with 59% votes.
Meanwhile, in the Kashmir division, Kupwara recorded the voter turnout of 34.10 percent, Bandipora 34.18 percent, Baramulla 25.58 percent, Ganderbal 36.26 percent, Srinagar 29.94 percent, Budgam 47.44 percent, Pulwama 6.08 percent, Shopian 22.37 percent, Kulgam 24.49 percent, and Anantnag 26.65 percent (till 1 pm).
While in the Jammu division, Kishtwar recorded the voting percentage of 27.65 percent, Doda 50.63 percent, Ramban 54.91 percent, Reasi 56.17 percent, Udhampur 45.03 percent, Kathua 54.23 percent, Samba 59.29 percent, Jammu 48.96 percent, Rajouri 57.73 percent, and Poonch 55.48 percent till afternoon.
DDC elections for Jammu and Kashmir to be held in eight phases beginning from today.