The Election Commission on April 27 had banned all victory processions after counting of votes in states where assembly polls were held to check the spread of coronavirus.
Elections to 294 constituencies in the state will be held in eight phases till April 29 and the results will be declared on May 2.
Polling for 31 DDC seats -- 13 in Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu division -- began at 7 am.
More than 100 million Indonesians are registered to vote in the poll staffed by almost 2.7 million election workers, some of whom were tasked with taking ballot boxes to hospitalised Covid patients.
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