(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
Srinagar- Re-polling in two District Development Council (DDC) seats in North Kashmir's Kupwara and Bandipora districts began on Monday, officials said.
The polling began at 7 am at 42 polling stations in Drugmulla and at 57 polling stations in Hajin. The polling will end at 2 pm, they said .
Around 4.78 percent polling was recorded in the first two hours in Drugmulla DDC seat, while as around 3.13 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first hour of polling in Hajin-A DDC seat, the officials said.
The DDC constituency of Hajin-A has a total electorate of 15,351 and Drugmulla 32,845.
The DDC elections took place in Jammu and Kashmir in December 2020. However, the counting of votes was withheld in these two seats — Drugmulla in Kupwara and Hajin-A in Bandipora — due to the disputed qualification of two candidates.
Later, the state election commission (SEC) declared the polling to these constituencies as void, cancelling the candidature of Soomia Sadaf and Shazia Aslam, citing wrong information about the place of birth by the PoK-origin candidates.
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