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Polling booth for least voters and one at highest altitude, Leh has it all

The polling station for casting votes for the least number of voters - only 12 - has been set up at Gaik village under Leh assembly segment of Ladakh parliamentary constituency,

Press Trust of India  |  Leh 

Leh, once the royal seat of a former Buddhist kingdom, is a place with a seemingly undying memory, ageless and eternal as the mountains that surround it
Over 190 polling stations have been set up at altitudes between 7,001 to 8,000 feet.

A polling booth for the least number of voters and one at the highest altitude, has it all among the 11,316 polling stations set up for the upcoming polls in and Kashmir.

The polling station for casting votes for the least number of voters - only 12 - has been set up at Gaik village under assembly segment of Ladakh parliamentary constituency, District Electoral Officer old PTI.

"Gaik polling station (number 38) has the lowest voters, only 12," she said.

The voters at Gaik village include only five males and seven females, she added.

Similarly the district also has a polling station at the highest altitude in the country at 14,890 ft above the sea level, she said, adding this polling station with the unique distinction has been set up at a place called Anlay Pho.

She said the two are among the 294 polling stations set up in Leh assembly segment.

A total of 11,316 polling stations have been set up in the state for 78,42,979 voters to exercise their rights of franchise in the multi-phase parliamentary polls in and Kashmir starting April 11 to choose six MPs.

Out of the six parliamentary constituencies, the Ladakh constituency also has the distinction of having the least number of polling stations, only 559, for the lowest voters numbering 1,71,819.

Leh and Kargil districts, forming parts of Ladakh constituency, have 294 and 265 polling stations respectively.

As per the official figures, most of the polling stations have been set up at an altitude of 8,001 to 13,000 feet with the maximum number of high-altitude stations, numbering 183, located in Leh assembly segment, followed by 158 in Kargil segment.

Over 190 polling stations have been set up at altitudes between 7,001 to 8,000 feet.

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First Published: Mon, April 08 2019. 11:40 IST
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