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Voting begins for 7th phase of J&K panchayat polls

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Voting for seventh phase of the nine-phased panchayat polls began Tuesday at over 2,700 polling stations in and Kashmir, officials said.

The voting began at 8 am at 2,714 polling stations - 576 in division and 2,138 in division, they said.

The officials said 892 polling stations have been categorised as "hypersensitive" in this phase, including 428 in division and 464 in division.

They said 5,575 candidates are in the fray for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats, while 85 sarpanch and 912 panch have been elected unopposed in this phase.

An electorate of 4,75,865 are eligible to vote for sarpanch constituencies and 3,45,880 for panch constituencies, the officials said.

They said all arrangements, including security-related preparations, have been put in place to ensure smooth polls.

The officials said at the end of six phases of the panchayat polls, an overall voter turnout of 73.6 per cent has been recorded in the state, with a poll percentage of 46.1 per cent in the division and 82.8 per cent in the

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 09:40 IST