Over 8.38 lakh voters to participate in 5th phase of JK polls

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Jammu, Nov 17 (UNI) Over 8.38 lakh voters would exercise their franchise in the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections in 11 constituencies, the notification for which has been issued here today.

''A total of 8,38,953 registered electorate, including 4,37,120 male and 4,01,833 female voters are expected to cast their votes in three districts of Pulwama, Shopian and Kathua across 11 Assembly constituencies, which will go to polls on December 13 during the fifth phase,'' official spokesman here said.

He said November 24 would be the last date for filing nominations while scrutiny of nomination papers would be done on November 25.

''The last date for withdrawal of candidatures has been fixed as Nov 27 while polling is scheduled for December 13,'' he added.

As many as 1,089 polling stations are being set up across 11 constituencies to facilitate voters out of which 541 are in Kathua, 373 in Pulwama and 175 in Shopian districts.


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