LC polls:Only 537 panchayat members did not exercise franchise

Kashmir polls

Officials attributed low voter turnout to chilly weather and ongoing Muhurram mourning in the predominantly Shia district of the state.

Pulwama in south Kashmir and Baramulla in the north of the Valley where the militants had issued the threatening posters also recorded comparatively lower turnouts of 86.75 per cent and 88.28 per cent, respectively.

Budgam (91.56 per cent) Anantnag (95.87 per cent), Kupwara (90.25 per cent), Kulgam (92.84 per cent), Shopian (92.68 per cent), Bandipora (97.80 per cent), Ganderbal (97.80 per cent) and Leh (93.28 per cent) recorded high voter turnout. The electronic voting machines have been stored in the strong room established at SKICC, where counting of votes will take place on Thursday.

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