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Panchayat polls: Voting underway for phase 7 in J&K, 892 polling stations declared hypersensitive

Jammu: Voting for Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls is underway at 2714 polling stations across the State  including 576 in Kashmir division and 2138 in Jammu division.

The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 892 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in this Phase including 428 in Kashmir division and 464 in Jammu division.
He said 5575 candidates in the fray for 341 Sarpanch and 1798 Panch seats in Phase-VII, while 85 Sarpanchs and 912 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this phase.
He said in the areas going to polls in Phase-VII, an electorate of 475865 will be voting for Sarpanch constituencies and 345880 for Panch constituencies. “Photo Voter Slips have been distributed among the voters to inform them of their polling station,” he said.
CEO said at the end of 6 Phases of Panchayat Polls, overall voter turnout of 73.6% has been recorded across the State, with a poll percentage of 46.1% in the Kashmir division and 82.8% in the Jammu division for the first 6 phases

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