Jharkhand elections: 61 percent voter turnout in fourth phase, says EC

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New Delhi, Dec. 14 (ANI): The Election Commission on Sunday confirmed that fourth phase of the five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand saw a voter turnout of 61.65 percent, adding that the elections took place peacefully without any untoward incident.

“The fourth phase of elections in Jharkhand took place peacefully without any incident worth mentioning. We had 15 assembly constituencies spread over four districts of Jharkhand in which there were over three lakh voters. A total of 217 candidates contested including 15 female candidates,” Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told the media.

Sinha further said the 61.65 percent voter turnout, which was recorded for the fourth phase of elections in Jharkhand, compared favourably to the 2009 assembly elections.

“The overall voter turnout of the fourth phase is 61.65 percent till the time the report has come. The cumulative figures of all the four phases is 63.1 percent till now,” he said.

“The district-wise voter turnout figures till now in Deogarh is 67.1 percent, in Girdi it is 63.24 percent, in Bokaro it is 67.9 percent and in Dhanbad it is 58.33 percent, the voter turnout has increased from last assembly elections in 2009 in all the districts,” he added.

The final phase of the state assembly polls will take place on December 20, with the counting of the votes scheduled to take place on December 23.

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