Anantnag Parliamentary constituency is spread over four revenue districts—Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian. It is having five police districts, which includes Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Awantipora and 16 assembly segments with a population of 23.29 lakh and constitutes 18.48 percent of the State population.
District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Anantnag is the Returning Officer for the Parliamentary constituency. To carry out the poll process smoothly 8106 tentative polling staff personal including 16 AROs, 1635 presiding officers, 3865 polling officers, besides 46 micro observers, 193 sector magistrates and 40 zonal magistrates have been designated.
The Election Commission of India has already appointed election observers including an expenditure observer and a police observer to ensure free, fair and transparent and peaceful elections.
A total of 13,27,638 total voters including 1495 service voters shall exercise their franchise at 1635 polling stations spread over 1146 locations in the constituency. As many as 94 polling stations are normal, 545 polling stations have been declared sensitive and 996 polling stations are hyper sensitive, besides migrants can cast their votes at Delhi, Jammu, and Udhampur polling stations as well.
Pertinently, 7 candidates are in the fray for the Parliamentary seat. Date of scrutiny of nomination papers is March 27, while as last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 29. Polling for the Anantnag Parliamentary seat is on April 12, while as date of counting, as per the election notification is April 15, 2017.