SRINAGAR: Continuing the trend of low voter turnout, just 4.2 per cent of the electorate Tuesday turned up in the final phase of urban local bodies elections in militancy-wracked Kashmir Valley, drawing curtains on the four-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
The counting of votes will be done on October 20, officials said.
Polling began at 6 am this morning amidst stringent security arrangements at 308 polling stations in the twin districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal and ended at 4 pm.
Out of 2.42 lakh voters in 24 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, only 9,678 (four per cent) turned up at heavily-fortified polling stations, officials said.
In Ganderbal, 10.8 per cent of 8,908 voters exercised their franchise. (AGENCIES)