Polling is in full swing for the Legislative Assembly elections of Gilgit-Baltistan. Total number of registered voters for the GB Legislative Assembly is 7,17,286. Over 250 candidates are taking part in the election on 23 seats out of 24. Polling has been postponed in GB-19 due to the death of MQM candidate. Polling which started at 8 in the morning will continue till 4 pm without any break. However, those voters will be allowed to cast their votes who will be present in the premisis of the polling stations even after the mentioned time. Due to stringent security measures, so far there has been no report of any violence or untoward incident from any part of Gilgit-Baltistan. Moreover, in order to conduct the election in a smooth manner, 24 returning officers and 25 assistant returning officers have been deployed while more than 3,000 polling staff has also been assigned duties on the polling day. Foolproof security measures have been adopted under which around 5,000 security staff is deployed at the polling stations, especially the sensitive and highly sensitive stations. Two battalions of the Army have been called and moved to different areas of the region. Army soldiers would be available on a call in case of any emergency. Meanwhile, political activities and election campaign ended at midnight on Wednesday under the election order. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the area, Rahim Nawaz Khan Durrani, has directed all the district election commissioners and polling staff to ensure on time arrival at their respective stations.