14,390 voters to exercise franchise in B’pora

BANDIPORA: According to District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, 14390 voters including 7,626 males and 6,764 females will exercise their franchise during phase-III of District Development Council (DDC) elections and Panchayat by-elections scheduled to be held on 04 December, 2020 in the district.
He said under this phase 96 candidates shall try their luck for one DDC seat of Bankoot and for the Panch and Sarpanch vacancies in this block and Bandipora (partly).
As per the details, 16 candidates are in fray for one Bankoot constituency of District Development Council while 6 candidates are contesting on 3 Sarpanch seats and 74 candidates are fighting for 31 Panch seats. 32 Panchs were elected unopposed in Bankoot block.
Meanwhile, 42 designated polling parties along with election/ poll material were today dispatched to the 42 Polling stations set up for election purposes.
The distribution of Poll material among the Polling Parties along with their departure from the Distribution Centre was done amid tight security and in observance of Covid-19 protocol under the supervision of DPEO. Adequate arrangements have been made possible by the district administration to ensure smooth conducts of polls.

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