K Recorded Lowest Voter Turnout In Last Elections

K Recorded Lowest Voter Turnout In Last Elections

10 March 2014
Greater Kashmir


Jammu: Election Commission is making every effort to ensure maximum polling in J&K in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as voter turnout in the State in the last general election was lowest in the country. In general elections 2009, voter turnout in JK was 39.68 percent which was lowest among all the States of India. CEO Umang Narula said the Commission was making every effort in order to educate people and create awareness. “Every year we make all possible effort to ensure maximum polling in the State and this time also we are doing hard work to aware people to cast their precious vote,” Deputy CEO Rashpal Singh told Greater Kashmir. He added that for upcoming elections JK’s Election Department is holding different workshops, campaigns and all other activities which would definitely maximize voter turnout across the State. “The campaigns are still on and within a few days we will organize campaigns to aware masses about Model Code of Conduct as well,” he said. As per the preliminary exercise of the Election Commission, 4059 polling stations have been identified as “critical” out of the total 9633 polling stations which would be set up across J&K at 7346 different locations. The exercise would see around 70 lakh voters exercising their voting right across J&K including 3657877 males and 3275241 females. The Election Commission has registered 3,55,301 new voters in Jammu and Kashmir.