LS polls 2019: Baramulla registers 34.61 percent voter turnout, Jammu 72.16



Voters line up to vote in north Kashmir's Handwara. Photograph by Saide Zahoor for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: The first phase of polling in Jammu and Baramulla Parliamentary constituencies of J&K ended with a total voter turnout of 57.31 percent.

Addressing media persons here at a press conference, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K Shailendra Kumar said that Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, recorded 34.61 percent polling- with highest turnout of 51.7 percent in Kupwara district.

The constituency comprises three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, having 15 Assembly segments

He said that there are 33 candidates in fray for twin constituencies, including 24 for Jammu PC and 9 for Baramulla PC.

Giving further details, he said the twin PCs have over 33 lakh voters, 17.16 Lakh male, 16.80 lakh female.

Jammu Parliamentary Constituency, spread over four districts of Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch, with 20 assembly segments, recorded a overall voter turnout of 72.16 percent.

The voter turnout was 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.


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