JAMMU: More than seven lakh voters will mediate the fate of 249 candidates contesting within the fourth piece of the District Construction Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday (December 7).
The polling shall be held between 7 am and a pair of pm in 34 constituencies — 17 every in Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
Moreover DDC elections, polling shall be held for panchayat bypolls in 50 vacant sarpanch seats and 216 vacant panch seats falling all over the DDC constituencies, an agreeable spokesman acknowledged.
Up to now, three phases of the maiden DDC elections, the first democratic exercise in Jammu and Kashmir after the reorganization of the erstwhile verbalize final year, were held on November 28, December 1 and December 4, registering a voter turnout of 51.76 per cent, 48.62 per cent and 50.53 per cent, respectively.
In the fourth piece, out of the total 280 DDC constituencies within the Union Territory, 34 are going to ballot, the spokesman acknowledged.
In the 17 DDC constituencies of Kashmir division, 138 candidates, together with 48 girls, are within the fray. In Jammu division, 111 candidates, together with 34 girls, are contesting on this piece.
“There were 123 sarpanch vacancies notified within the 4th piece and out of these 45 comprise got filled unopposed. There’ll seemingly be a contest in 50 constituencies and 137 candidates, together with 47 girls, are within the fray,” the spokesman acknowledged.
In a similar fashion, he acknowledged, out of the total 1,207 panch vacancies notified on this piece, 416 comprise got filled unopposed and there is no longer any contest in these constituencies.
Polling would occur in 216 panch constituencies and there are 478 candidates within the fray together with 129 girls, the spokesman acknowledged.
In the 4th piece, he acknowledged, 7,17,322 electors are eligible to cast their votes — 3,76,797 men and 3,40,525 girls.
Amongst them, 3,50,149 are from Jammu division and 3,67,173 from Kashmir division, the spokesman acknowledged.
He acknowledged there are 1,910 polling stations across the union territory for this piece — 781 in Jammu division and 1,129 in Kashmir division
Of the 1,910 polling stations, 1,152 are hyper-sensitive, 349 are sensitive and 409 had been labeled as usual.
The spokesman acknowledged all preparations for this piece are in situation.
In discover of the COVID-19 pandemic, adequate preparations had been made to destroy particular that safety of all stakeholders, together with voters. He acknowledged sanitiser, thermal scanners and face masks had been organized on the polling stations to destroy particular that that SOPs issued by the authorities alive to are strictly adopted on the polling stations.
Special polling stations at Girls College Gandhinagar, Jammu and Girls Better Secondary College Udhampur had been location as a lot as facilitate physical vote casting by Kashmiri migrants, the spokesman acknowledged.