Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 39.69 % voter turnout recorded in the first phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections till 1 pm and the highest 59% voting recorded in Samba.
Polling in of the DDC election is underway.
People are flocking to the nearest polling stations to cast their votes.
Women are also participating in large number.
The administration is also taking care of COVID-19 SOPs.
43 constituencies are undergoing polls - 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu.
Elections will conclude on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.