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A polling station for 10 voters in Ladakh

Source: PTI
October 22, 2008 12:36 IST
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Of over 8000 polling booths being set up across Jammu and Kashmir for the forthcoming elections, a polling station will be set up for only ten voters, official sources said on Wednesday.

Polling station No 10 Sunudo in Nobra assembly segment in frontier region of Ladakh, will be the smallest polling station having only ten voters, the sources said.

They said as many as 8,109 polling stations are being set up across the State for the convenience of nearly 65 lakh electors.

The maximum number of 999 polling booths will be set up in Jammu district while the newly-carved out Ganderbal district will have the lowest number of 142 polling stations.

As far as the constituency with the maximum polling stations is concerned, Leh with 183 stations tops the list while as Gurez has the lowest number of 25 polling booths, the sources said.

They said in Leh Assembly segment, polling station 181 Anlay Fu is the highest polling station situated at an altitude of 5,000 metres.

As many as 603 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.

They said 196 polling stations will fall in the altitude of 7,001 to 8,000 feet with Poonch Haveli constituency having the highest number of 32 polling stations followed by 25 in Kokernag constituency.

Shopian constituency will have maximum of 89 polling booths and Wachi constituency 84 polling stations at height of 6,001 to 7,000 feet. A maximum of 3,606 polling stations will be at an altitude of 5,001 to 6,000 feet with Batamaloo constituency having the largest number of 126 booths followed by Sopore with 115.
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