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South Records 7.16, Budgam records 17 Percent Polling

The Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu Kashmir has released the toll count and percentage of votes polled on Monday for different districts of Kashmir valley and Jammu division.

He said that 8.3 per cent of the electorate voted in the first-phase of the urban local body polls in Kashmir Valley, while Kargil recorded the highest turnout of 78 per cent.

Polling was done in 83 wards of the Kashmir valley which began at 7 am and ended at 4 pm amidst tight security and protests.

According to official data Islamabad (Anantnag) district in southern Kashmir recorded a poll percentage of 7.3 while Budgam in central Kashmir recorded a percentage of 17.

Similarly Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara districts in northern Kashmir recorded a poll percentage of 3.4, 5.1 and 32.3 respectively.

The capital city Srinagar recorded a poll percentage of 6.2 percent.

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