If necessary, polling to begin at 6 am for second phase of municipal polls: CEO

Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 9 2018

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra has said that the polling should begin at 6 am, if necessary for the participation of more people in the second phase of civic polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

The second phase of the polls is scheduled tomorrow. The timing for the first phase was from 7am to 4pm.

A notification issued by the CEO said the ” timings of the poll, if necessary, shall be from  6a, to 4pm.”

The first phase of the polls was held yesterday in 422 wards of the state.

Kashmir valley witnessed lowest turnout of 8 percent, even as the overall turnout in areas that went to polls across Jammu and Kashmir stood at 56.7 percent, the chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra said.