New Delhi: Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC) in Jammu and Kashmir would be going to polls in 3 parts in Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5 of General Elections 2019, the only such PC in the country. The Four Districts to be covered in the Anantnag are Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama. The polls in Anantnag would be held on 23rd April, in Kulgam on 29th April, in Shopian and Pulwama on 6th May, in all polling stations falling in these districts. All the PC seats in Anantnag PC belong to the General category.
As per the data sourced from CEO (Jammu and Kashmir) website, there are a total of 13,93,251 general electors in the Anantnag PC, out of which 7,20,337 are general male electors, 6,72,879 general female electors and 35 third gender electors. In addition to this, there are 4,041 service electors and 7,483 persons with disabilities (PWD) electors. A total of 1,842 polling stations have been set up for this PC during the three phases of polls.
The data sourced from ECI website shows that in General Election 2014, there were a total of 13,01,143 electors in the Anantnag PC. This number has grown to 13,93,251 during General Elections 2019, which is an increase of 2,83,725 (7.08%) electors since last General Elections. In the last General Elections, this PC witnessed a low voter turnout at 28.84%.
As per the Form 7A details on the ECI Website, a total of 18 candidates from different Political Parties are contesting from Anantnag PC.