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J & K Polls: Polling booth set up for handful of voters in Leh

PTI 10 Nov 2014, 13:37:07 PM IST

Leh: Leh Assembly constituency has set up a polling station at Gaik village which has only 12 registered voters.

“Gaik polling station has lowest 12 voters for upcoming Assembly elections”, District Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh told PTI.

Of these, 12 voters, 7 are females and five males, he said adding it is one of 211 Polling station setup in Leh assembly segment.

There are a total of 10,005 polling station setup for 72.25 lakh electorate for exercising right of franchise in five phase assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir commencing from November 25 to choose 87 MLAs.

It is followed by Ezang Sumda with 13 voters in Leh segment, Sunudo in Nobra assembly segment and Thukgay Gompa with 17 voters each besides Changlung with 19 voters and Muktad with 20 voters in Nubra Assembly segment.  

Out of the 87 Assembly constituency, the Leh segment, which has distinction to have lowest voter Polling station, also has the highest number of polling stations.  

Leh which has 211 polling stations, is followed by 176 PSs in Kargil, 172 each in Ramnagar and Gandhi Nagar and 171 in Jammu west.

In Leh Assembly segment, Anlay Fu is the highest polling station situated at an altitude of 14500 feet height, DEO said adding it is followed by Chumur-1 and Chumur.  

Over 600 polling stations will be situated at an altitude of 8,001 to 13,000 feet with the maximum of 183 located in Leh constituency followed by 158 in Kargil constituency, as per the details. Over 190 polling stations will fall in the altitude of 7,001 to 8,000 feet.