JAMMU: Voting in Jammu and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies recorded a total turnout of 57.31 percent, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K Shailendra Kumar told reporters on Thursday. He said that the Baramulla parliamentary constituency, comprising three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, recorded 34.61 percent polling – with highest turnout of 51.7 percent in Kupwara district.
Kumar said that Jammu parliamentary constituency, spread over four districts of Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch, recorded a voter turnout of 72.16 percent, the highest in Samba District at 75.07 percent, followed by 74.50 percent in Jammu district, while twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri recorded 70.40 percent and 65.70 percent, respectively.
The CEO informed that polling was held under the supervision of 12 General Observers, 8 Expenditure Observers and 7 Police Observers, besides 462 micro observers, while 7,692 staff was deployed across 4,489 polling stations in the two constituencies.
The CEO complimented voters, political parties, contesting candidates, polling staff and Security forces for smooth and peaceful conduct of polling in the state.