The highest 89.8 per cent was recorded in Reasi district of Jammu region, while the lowest 9.1 per cent was registered in Budgam district of central Kashmir, Kabra said.
He said Jammu recorded 84.8 per cent followed by Kathua and Samba -- 84 per cent each, and Rajouri -- 82.4 per cent.
He said 6,304 candidates were in the fray for 331 sarpanch and 2,007 panch seats in this phase, while 43 sarpanchs and 681 panchs have been elected unopposed.
An electorate of 5,15,121 have the right to exercise their franchise for sarpanch constituencies and 4,19,775 for panch constituencies, he said.
At the end of seven phases of the panchayat polls, an overall voter turnout of 73.8 per cent has been recorded across the state, with a poll percentage of 44.4 per cent in Kashmir division and 83.2 per cent in Jammu division.
The panchayat elections were held after a gap of 13 years with the first phase of polling on November 17. The last phase is scheduled to be held on December 11.
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