Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division. In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an overwhelming 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.
He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a polling percentage of 75.2% which includes 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.
In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnessed 71.3% voting in Phase-IV with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has conveyed compliments from Governor Satya Pal Malik to the civil and police administration for smooth, free and fair and peaceful conduct of Panchayat Polls amid challenging situation. He said it is heartening to note that the process is half way through and the credit goes to the divisional, district and police administration and all other concerned Departments for ensuring smooth polls.
Pertinently, Chief Secretary was, on the instructions of the Governor, camping in Srinagar to himself monitor the election process.