Polling for Assembly elections begin from November 17

As many as 64,97,593 voters can cast their votes in elections to the 87-member Assembly

Jammu district has the largest electorate while Leh district has the lowest number of voters

Srinagar: More than 31 lakh women are among the over 64 lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise in the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir beginning November 17, official sources said.

As many as 64,97,593 voters including 31,45,446 women are eligible to cast their votes in elections to the 87-member Assembly being held in seven phases, sources said.

They said Jammu district comprising 11 constituencies has the largest electorate of 9,43,389, including 4,64,844 women voters while Leh district comprising two assembly segments has the lowest number of 74,396 voters, including 36,773 women.

Biggest Assembly seat

Gandhinagar Assembly segment in Jammu has the most number of voters at 1,52,100 including 73,437 women while Nubra constituency in Leh district has the least number of voters at 11,863 including 5,920 women, the sources said.

Srinagar district spread over eight assembly constituencies has 5,57,265 voters including 2,68,281 women, sources said.

Kupwara district comprising five Assembly constituencies has an electorate of 3,41,004 voters including 1,63,144 women.

Baramulla district spread over seven Assembly segments has an electorate of 5,18,215 including 2,49,868 women. The Bandipora district covers three Assembly constituencies with an electorate of 1,86,069 including 89,221 women voters, they said.

Newly-created Ganderbal district is spread over two constituencies with a total electorate of 1,37,495 including 66,159 female voters.

The five Assembly segments of Budgam district comprise 3, 83,914 electors including 1,85,099 women voters, the sources said.

Pulwama district has four Assembly segments and newly created districts of Shopian and Kulgam have two and four segments, respectively.

Pulwama has a total electorate of 2,92,959 including 1,51,635 women while Shopian has 1,39,475 voters including 67,173 women.

Kulgam district has a total of 2,83,733 voters with 1,47,449 of them being women.

Anantnag district spread over six constituencies has 4,20,534 voters including 2,03,285 women.

Kargil district has two segments with 78,117 voters including 39,347 women, the sources said.

The districts of Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban have two constituencies each with the first one having an electorate of 1,43,718. Doda district has 1,67,020 voters and Ramban district 1,47,883.

Udhampur and Reasi districts have three constituencies each with the former having 2,81,452 voters including 1,33,376 women. The latter has 2,12,242 voters including 1,01,589 women. PTI