71.1% voter turnout recorded for 5th phase of J&K panchayat polls

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Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 29: Voting for the fifth phase of panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir began on Thursday amid tight security.

71.1% voter turnout recorded for the 5th phase of polling for Panchayat elections  in which 85.2% voters casted vote in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division.

Voting took palce in 2,512 polling stations — 769 in Kashmir division and 1,743 in Jammu division.

Polling started at 8 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m.

A total of 848 polling stations had been categorised as hypersensitive — 755 in Kashmir and 93 in division.

In the first phase held on November 17, 74.1 per cent polling was recorded while in phase two held on November 20 it was an overall 71.1 per cent.

In phase three on November 23, the state witnessed a polling percentage of 75.2 per cent while in phase four held on November 27, 71.3 per cent voting was recorded.

The nine-phased Panchayat polls will end on December 17.

Panchayat polls were last held in the state in 2011.

With IANS Inputs

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