- Tag results for Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls
Voters were seen queuing outside polling stations in both Jammu and the Kashmir Valley despite the morning chill.
According to the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra, 727 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive -- 493 in Kashmir and 234 in Jammu.
The overall turnout for the first phase of Panchayat body elections which concluded peacefully on November 17 was 74 percent.
In 10 blocks of Ladakh region having 130 polling locations, the officials said 1,001 votes were polled in the first two hours.
Attendance in government offices, banks and post offices was also affected due to the non-availability of public transport.
The four-phase civic polls in the State are scheduled to be held on October 8, 10, 13 and 16 and counting would be held on October 20.
The announcement of poll schedule and the model code of conduct have already come into effect.
Mehbooba urged the Governor to focus on confidence-building measures so that the State is assured of the inviolability of constitutional guarantees.
After the NC decided to boycott the ULB and panchayat polls, the PDP of Mehbooba Mufti would find it difficult to participate in the polls.
The Governor administration on Thursday paced up activities for the polls by constituting committees to conduct preparatory work for elections to grass root bodies.
The last panchayat polls in the strife-torn J&K were held in 2011 after a gap of about 37 years.