Voting ends in Kashmir, over 65 percent turnout

  • IANS, Jammu
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2014 19:04 IST

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 p.m. today (Saturday)," an Election Commission official told IANS.

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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