Anantnag-Rajouri PC makes history – Kashmir districts saw highest turnout in the last 35 years at 51.35 %

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A polling official administering indelible ink to a voter at a polling booth during the 6th Phase of General Elections-2024 at National Public School, Kalindi Colony, New Friends Colony, in New Delhi on May 25, 2024.
A polling official administering indelible ink to a voter at a polling booth during the 6th Phase of General Elections-2024 at National Public School, Kalindi Colony, New Friends Colony, in New Delhi on May 25, 2024.
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Anantnag-Rajouri PC makes history, as it records its highest turnout in the last 35 years, at 51.35 %


~50% voting in three PCs in the valley as compared to 19.16% in 2019

Voters queue up tovote since early morning in an atmosphere of peace andsecurityinJ&K

By PIB Delhi

After record voter turnouts in Srinagar and Baramulla in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency (PC) too has shattered voter turnout records, with 51.35 % recorded at 5 pm in the districts of Anantnag, Poonch, Kulgam and districts of Rajouri and Shopian partially, the highest since 1989 ie in 35 years.

With this, in the ongoing General Elections 2024, the three PCs in the valley namely Srinagar (38.49%), Baramulla (59.1%) and Anantnag-Rajouri (51.35% as of 5 PM) have recorded voter turnouts which is highest in many decades. Overall, the voter turnout in the three PCs in the valley is ~50% (Anantnag Rajouri at 5 pm) in current General Elections, compared to 19.16% in 2019.The Commission led by CEC Sh. Rajiv Kumar and ECsSh.GyaneshKumar andSh. Sukhbir SinghSandhu said“PeopleofJammu and Kashmir, in the Anantnag Rajouri PC polling too, have reposed faith in democracy and proved naysayers wrong”.

Voter squeuing outside polling stations in Anantnag-Rajouri PC

Polling took place in 2338 polling stations across the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary constituency with live webcasting at the polling stations. Voting started at 7 a.m. across the PC with long queues of enthusiastic voters waiting to cast their votes. Polling personnel including security personnel worked tirelessly to ensure that an atmosphere of calm, peace and festivitieswelcomed voters atthe polling stations.

Tribal voters of District Rajouri,Jammu and Kashmir

GrossVoterTurnoutinpastfewelections

PC/Year20192014200920041999199819961989
Anantnag8.98%28.84%27.10%15.04%14.32%28.15%50.20%5.07%

Note:Due to delimitation exercise,the voter turnout data from previous elections for the current PC, may not be directly comparable

A total of 20 candidates are in the fray including 2 women for the Lok Sabha seat from Anantnag-Rajouri.

The Commission has also enabled Kashmiri migrant voters residing at various relief camps in Delhi, Jammu, and Udhampur to have the option of voting in person at designated special polling stations or using postal ballot. 21 Special Polling Stations were established at Jammu, 1 at Udhampur and 4 at Delhi.

Kashmir immigrant voters at Special Polling Stations

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