Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout

Jammu: Braving winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate today exercised their franchise till noon in 20 constituencies in the final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Voting ends in Jammu and Kashmir, over 65% turnout

Jammu: The fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully Saturday, with over 65 percent of the voters casting their ballot in 20 constituencies, officials said.

"Polling ended peacefully in all the 20 constituencies of Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua districts at 4 PM today (Saturday)," an Election Commission official said.

Initial figures indicated that 65 percent voters turned up to exercise their franchise till the voting process ended.

"However, these figures are subject to variation as final reports about poll percentages are still coming in. The day`s poll process was peaceful," the official said.

A total of 213 candidates were in fray.

Eleven constituencies voted in Jammu, four in Rajouri and five in Kathua district.

Counting for all the 87 assembly seats will be held Dec 23.

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