Voting has ended across the 13 constituencies of Jharkhand in the first phase of assembly elections 2019. A final voter turnout of 62.87 percent has been recorded by the Election Commission.

Voting has ended across the 13 constituencies of Jharkhand which went to polls in the first phase of the assembly elections. A voter turnout of 46.83 percent was recorded till 1 pm. The final numbers are expected to be released by the Election Commission shortly.

Congress candidate KN Tripathi brandished a gun enroute to a polling booth. Tripathi was allegedly obstructed on his way to vote by supporters of BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia.Watch Video

27.41 percent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections 2019. The polls are scheduled to continue till 3 pm.

Over 15 percent voting has been recorded in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections 2019 by 10 am. The polls will continue till 3 pm across the 13 constituencies amid heightened security.

A bridge in Bishnupur region of Gumla district was blown up by Naxal insurgents amid the ongoing voting for the first phase of assembly elections. No injuries were reported in the Maoist attack, officials said, adding that the voting has remained unaffected.

Voting is currently underway in 13 constituencies which are going to polls in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections 2019. Stay tuned here for the live news updates from the polling constituencies.

New Delhi, November 30: The five-phased assembly elections in Jharkhand began on Saturday, November 30. The voting has been started in 13 constituencies in the first phase of elections in the state. The counting of votes will take place on December 23 and the results will be announced on the same day. The term of the Jharkhand Assembly is ending on January 5, 2020. Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 Voter Slip: How to Check Your Name in Voters' List Online? Download Voter ID & Slip Ahead of Phase 1 Polls.

Constituents that are polling on the first phase are Chatra (SC), Gumla (ST), Bishunpur (ST), Lohardaga (ST), Manika (ST), Latehar (SC), Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur (SC), Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur. In these 13 constituencies, a voter turnout of 61.2 percent was recorded in 2014. Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Dates: Know Phase-Wise And Constituency-Wise Schedule For Vidhan Sabha Polls.

The major contest is between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Prominent candidates in the fray are state's Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Jharkhand PCC president Rameshwar Oraon, and AJSU’s Radhakrishna Kishore.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has taken the decision to conduct assembly polls in five phases because of security reasons as 67 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the state are affected by left-wing extremism. The poll-conducting body has deployed adequate security personnel to ensure free and fair elections in the state.