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Panchayat polls: Voting underway for 6th phase

Srinagar: Polling for the 6th phase of Panchayat elections is underway across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The Polling began at 8 in the morning and will conclude at 2 in the afternoon.

Voting for the 6th phase is being held at 3,174 polling stations with 410 in Kashmir and 2,764 in Jammu.

7,156 candidates are in fray for 406 sarpanch and 2,277 panch seats while 111 sarpanchs and 1,048 panchs have been elected unopposed in the 6th phase.

Some 597,396 electors will be voting for sarpanch constituencies and 457,581 for the panch.

The last polls of the nine-phased election is scheduled for December 11.

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