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Karwar: Uttara Kannada recorded 64 per cent voting on Wednesday in the gram panchayat elections. Polling passed off peacefully. Except some minor incidents of verbal duel between the rival candidates and their supporters, polling was by and large peaceful.

Two candidates were admitted in hospital in Gunajavathi village in Mundgod taluk when they attacked each other. A group damaged the glass panes of a church-like structure in Honnavar town. But these incidents did not affect polling.

Of the 207 gram panchayats in the district, all members in Kinnar were elected unopposed. Election was held on Wednesday for 206 gram panchayats.

In all, 4,664 polling officers were deputed on election duty, and 1,059 polling stations were set up in the district.

According to the information displayed by the Uttara Kannada district administration on its website, Joida recorded the highest of 72 per cent voting and Karwar taluk recorded the lowest.

Karwar taluk recorded 57 per cent voting whereas Ankola and Kumta taluks recorded 67 per cent each voting. Honnavar and Bhatkal taluks recorded 65 and 61 per cent voting, respectively.

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