Counting centres have been set-up at all district headquarters in the state and the process will begin at 8 AM. "28 counting centres consisting of 94 halls have been set-up to conduct the counting process at all district headquarters," state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narula said here.

More than one counting centre has been set-up in districts like Kupwara, Baramulla and Doda, he added. Narula said the process would begin with the counting of postal ballots.
"Postal-ballot would be counted first till up to 8:30 AM. Thereafter, the counting of votes on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) would start," he said.
The CEO said in case counting of postal ballots takes more time, even then the counting of votes on EVMs would start at the scheduled time.
As many as 5000 officials, besides concerned Assistant Returning Officers (ARO), would conduct the counting of votes and the entire process would be video-graphed and the trends would be shared every hour.

Narula said the migrant votes of all constituencies of Kashmir region would be counted in Jammu, Delhi and Udhampur respectively. "It is for the first time that such arrangements have been made," he said.


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