Around 174,618 electorate would decide the fate of four candidates in Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency in the fifth phase of 2019 General Elections on May 6, officials said today.
A total of 559 polling stations have been set up across thefrontier region for the smooth conduct of the electoral exercise.
The Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency comprises twodistricts of Leh and Kargil.
The Kargil district consists of two assembly segments Kargiland Zanskar while as Leh district includes Nubra and Leh assembly segments.
The Ladakh PC has an electoral strength of 174,618 voters.Out of total voters, 86752 are males, 85064 females, 2799 are service votersand 3 transgender voters, said an official.
Kargil assembly segment has a total number of 65,294 votersincluding 32,895 males, 31,354 females, 1044 service voters (1041 male and 3females) and 1 transgender. As many as 181 polling stations have beenestablished in this segment.
Zanskar assembly segment constitutes 22,487 voters including11,162 males, 11051 females and 274 male service voters. The ECI has set up 84polling stations in Zanskar.
Leh assembly segment has an electoral strength of 72,689voters including 35728 males, 35746 females, 1214 service voters (1192 malesand 22 females) and 1 transgender voter. 225 polling stations have been set upin Leh assembly segment for the conduct of polls.
Nubra assembly segment constitutes 14,148 voters including6,967 male, 6,913 female, 1 transgender voter and 267 service voters (248 malesand 19 females). In Nubra assembly segment 69 polling stations have been setup.
The candidates in fray are Rigzin Spalbar of Indian NationalCongress (INC), Jamyang Tsering Namgyal of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) andAsgar Ali Karbalai and Sajjad Hussain, both independents.
The ECI has established two polling stations in Leh (Gaik)and Nubra (Washi) segments having seven voters each while as polling stationwith the highest number of voters (1301) has been set up at Leh (Shynam).
The highest polling station, Anlay Pho (Changthang), hasbeen set up in Leh district at an altitude of 15,000 feet. The booth is barely50 meters from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The voting timing has been fixed from 7 am to 6 pm.