Srinagar: The fourth and final phase of the four-phase civic elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Tuesday on a depressing note for the administration as only 4.2%. voter turnout was recorded. 

The miunicipal elections, which took place in the twin districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal today, saw a voter participation of 4% and 11.2% respectively. 

The voting, which had started at 6 AM, saw a low turnout with some incidents of stone-pelting reported from Soura.

In all the four phases, no major terror incident was reported from the Valley. Kashmir zone police took to Twitter to thank Kashmiri people, notwithstanding their pathetic participation in the democratic process. The police handle tweeted, "Final phase of urban and local body election has concluded in valley peacefully. We thank citizens for helping us in keeping their neighbourhood peaceful. @JmuKmrPolice".

The overall voter turnout for all the four phases was recorded at around 35%. The voter turnout in Jammu saw a massive turnout with some municipal bodies witnessing up to 90% voter participation, which is a record. In the Valley, Uri saw a huge 75% turnout. Rest of the areas in valley recorded negligible turnouts despite persuasion by the administration.

The civic poll results will be declared on October 20 after which process for organising the panchayat elections will start.

The BJP is likely to get a major share among all the 1,145 wards of the state in the just concluded municipal elections, given that many of their candidates won from their respective seats uncontested.