J & K records historic polling percentage: EC

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A security personnel keeps vigil at a polling station during the fifth and last phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
A security personnel keeps vigil at a polling station during the fifth and last phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
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A security personnel keeps vigil at a polling station during the fifth and last phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said.

Jammu and Kashmir Saturday saw 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling, and recorded an overall polling percentage of 65 per cent, which was “historic” and “unprecedented”, the Election Commission said in New Delhi.

The turnout in Jharkhand was 66.03 per cent, the poll panel said.

For Jammu and Kashmir, it was the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years and historic and unprecedented, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi told the media here.

“The polling percentage for the fifth phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly election held Saturday was 76 per cent, while for all the five phases combined, it was 65 per cent,” he said.

In Jharkhand, the turnout for the fifth and final phase was 71.25 per cent, while the overall percentage was 66.03 per cent.

The official said the polling percentage can go up by a few notches in both the States after final figures arrive.

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