Jharkhand assembly election: 62.95% voter turnout recorded, voting ends

The voting for the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections is currently underway on Thursday (December 12) for 17 constituencies, taking the five-phased electoral process in the state midway. The seats where elections is being held include Koderma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Hazaribagh, Simaria (SC), Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Dhanwar, Gomia, Berma, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri (ST), Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke (SC).

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 18:42

RANCHI: The voting for the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections came to an end on Thursday for 17 constituencies, taking the five-phased electoral process in the state midway. The seats where elections is being held include Koderma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Hazaribagh, Simaria (SC), Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Dhanwar, Gomia, Berma, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri (ST), Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke (SC).

The fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees, will be decided in the 17 constituencies with 56,18,267 electorate (eligible to exercise their franchise), including 26,80,205 women and 86 third-gender voters.

In the third phase, the key candidates include three ministers -- C.P. Singh, Ramchandra Sahis and Neera Yadav, former chief minister Babulal Marandi and former deputy chief minister and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) president Sudesh Mahto.

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Here are the highlights on the third phase of Jharkhand assembly election. Thanks for following the developments on Zee News. 

12 December 2019, 14:10 PM

45.14 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, in the third phase of polling in Jharkhand assembly elections.
 

 

12 December 2019, 13:07 PM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and former CM Hemant Soren casts his vote from Hatia assembly seat.

12 December 2019, 11:56 AM

The highest polling has been recorded in Khijari seat at 37.65 per cent and lowest at Ranchi with 19.35 per cent till now. The voting commenced at 7 am amid tight security arrangements.
 

12 December 2019, 11:55 AM

Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu caste her vote at ATI Ranchi, AJSU president Sudesh Mahto cast his vote along with his wife at Silli. Former Union minister Jayant Sinha cast his vote in Hazaribagh.
 

12 December 2019, 11:19 AM

Constituency-wise voter turnout recorded in the third phase of voting:

Koderma 27.30%, Barakatha 28.00%, Barhi 34.00%, Barkagaon 29.13%, Ramgarh 29.50%, Mandu 32.00%, Hazaribagh 26.00%, Simaria 32.33%, Rajdhanwar 29.09%, Gomiya 33.04%, Bermo 29.19%, and Ichagarh 33.44%.
 

12 December 2019, 11:17 AM

25.85 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11 am in the third phase of Jharkhand assembly election.

12 December 2019, 09:55 AM

A woman voter who went to cast her vote in booth number 61 of Ranchi assembly constituency, alleged that her vote was already cast when she reached the polling booth. She had two voter identity cards. 

She further claimed that even though she had requested the Election Commission officials to cancel her one voter ID card, no action was taken on it.

 

12 December 2019, 09:48 AM

Constituency-wise voter turnout as recorded:

Koderma 10.2 0%, Barkhata 15.90%, Barhi 13.09%, Barkagaon 13.70%, Ramgarh 17.03%, Mandu 14.20%, Hazaribagh 10.27%, Simaria 13.77%, Rajdhanwar 7.57%, Gomiya 13.02%, Bermo 12.75%, Ichagarh 14.11%, Silli 16.35%, Ranchi 10.64%, Hatia 11.40%, Kanke 13.60% and Khijri 16.25%.
 

12 December 2019, 09:45 AM

13.05 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 9 am in the third phase of Jharkhand assembly election for 17 constituencies. 

12 December 2019, 08:54 AM

Former Union Minister and BJP MP Jayant Sinha seen at a polling booth in Hazaribagh to cast his vote. Polling is underway in 17 constituencies in the state for the third phase of elections.

12 December 2019, 08:26 AM

People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Bokaro during the third phase of voting for assembly elections.

12 December 2019, 08:08 AM

Voting underway at polling booth number 82 in Chatra. Polling in 17 constituencies in the state for the third phase of elections being held today.

12 December 2019, 07:31 AM

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, PM Modi urges everyone in 17 assembly seats to vote large numbers.

12 December 2019, 07:28 AM

Voting in the phase three of Jharkhand Assembly election begins
 

12 December 2019, 07:27 AM

Preparations underway at a polling booth in St. Anne's School in Ranchi for the third phase of Jharkhand assembly polls.

12 December 2019, 07:26 AM

The seats where elections arebeing held in the third phase include Koderma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Hazaribagh, Simaria (SC), Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Dhanwar, Gomia, Berma, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri (ST), Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke (SC).

 

12 December 2019, 07:25 AM

The election in the third phase is considered to be crucial with as many as 31 candidates trying their luck in Ichagarh Assembly seat of Seraikela-Kharsawan district. Ranchi seat and Kanke assembly seat, reserved for Scheduled Castes, has the lowest number of candidates with 12 each fighting the election.

Among these seats, voting will be held on five seats namely Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh and Barkatha from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while in the remaining 12 seats, voters will be able to vote between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

12 December 2019, 07:25 AM

The third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections will begin from 7 am on Thursday (December 12) for 17 constituencies, taking the five-phased electoral process in the state midway.

Seventeen seats are spread across Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Chatra, Giridih, Bokaro, Koderma and Saraikela. People will exercise their franchise for 17 seats in three districts out of five districts of North Chotanagpur, South Chotanagpur and eight districts of Kolhan.