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Oct 07, 2018
9:02PM

Jammu and Kashmir: Security beefed-up for the first phase of local bodies elections tomorrow

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In Jammu and Kashmir,security has been beefed up for the first phase of polling for Urban Local Body’ elections tomorrow. The polling for the first phase involves elections to 422 wards spread across all the three regions of the State. 


Polling will start at 7 in the morning and will end at 4 pm in the evening. Fool-proof security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the polls. For the first time, electronic voting machines (EVMs) are being used in these local body polls. 


The last election to the municipal bodies in the state was held in 2005 through secret ballots and the five-year term had expired in February, 2010. 

In the Kashmir valley, the polls have been scheduled to be held in three wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation besides covering Municipal Committees of Kupwara, Handwara, Bandipora and Baramulla. 

Municipal Committees of Budgam, Chadoora and Khan Sahib in central Kashmir and Kulgam, Devsar, Achabal, Kokernag and Qazigund in south Kashmir. In addition, the polls are scheduled for Municipal Committees of Kargil and Leh in the first phase.  


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