As voting concluded for third of the five-phased Assembly elections, Jharkhand witnessed an estimated voter turnout of 62.53 per cent recorded on Thursday, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). The voting for 12 of 17 Assembly seats concluded at 3 pm while polling for the remaining constituencies, including Ranchi, Kanke, and Hatia, continued till 5 pm amid tight security. While the highest polling was recorded in the Silli constituency with 76.98 per cent voters casting their votes, the lowest polling was for the Ranchi seat with just 49.1 per cent votes being polled till 5 pm. The third phase of polling will decide the fate of legislators in 17 seats out of the total 81 Assembly constituencies.A total of 309 candidates, including 32 women, are contesting from 17 Assembly seats.The constituencies, including two reserved for SC candidates and one ST candidate, in which voting is being held, are spread over eight districts in the state. The Assembly elections in Jharkhand became a multi-cornered fight with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) breaking off from BJP to fight the elections on its own and other regional parties such as JVM among others already in the competition. Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have entered into a coalition to defeat BJP, which is seeking to return to power under the incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das.The first phase of the election in the state took place on November 30 while the second round was held on December 7. The fourth phase will be conducted on December 16, and the fifth and last phase on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23, reported ANI.

Voter turnout in the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Polls 2019 for third phase till 5 PM was 62.03 percent. Polling for the 17 seats in the phase 3 of the Jharkhand assembly elections started at 7 am this morning.

Voter turnout in the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Polls 2019 for third phase till 5 PM was 62.03 percent. Polling for the 17 seats in the phase 3 of the Jharkhand assembly elections started at 7 am this morning.

Jharkhand Election Phase 3 Voting: Voter turnout of 45.14 per cent recorded till 1 pm in the third phase of polling in Jharkhand. Polling for the 17 seats in the phase 3 of the Jharkhand assembly elections started at 7 am this morning. A total of 17 seats went to polls today in Jharkhand in the third phase.

Former Indian Captain and Cricket superstar MS Dhoni cast his vote at a polling station in Ranchi. The famous "son of Jharkhand" was spotted in glares and casual attire. He also waved to the media on his way to vote.

Voting for the third phase of assembly elections in Jharkhand is currently underway. 45.14% voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm. The state recorded 29.44% polling till 11 am with Khijari assembly constituency witnessing the highest polling percentage at 37.65. 

Jharkhand recorded 29.44 per cent voting till 11 a.m. in the third phase of polls on Thursday. The highest polling has been recorded in Khijari seat at 37.65 per cent and lowest at Ranchi with 19.35 per cent. The voting commenced at 7 a.m. amid tight security arrangements.

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

As many as 309 candidates, including 32 women, are in the fray for the third phase of elections in Jharkhand. Polling is on in 17 seats will be held between 7 am and 5 pm. Over 56 lakh voters will decide the fate of the 309 candidates. 

Over 16 percent voter turnout have been recorded in Jharkhand till 10 am, with the polling stated to be peaceful so far. 12 out of the 17 seats in phase 3 of Jharkhand assembly elections 2019 fall under the Maoist-affected belt.

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Jharkhand, December 12: Phase three of Jharkhand voting has started from 7 am today. Polling is on in 17 seats between 7 am and 5 pm and Over 56 lakh voters will decide the fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women, in the third phase. PM Narendra Modi urged people in the state, especially the youngsters to go out and cast their vote.

According to reports, the Election Commission has made strict security arrangements, as 12 constituencies out of total 17 are stated to be under the influence of left-wing extremism (LWE). Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: Maoist Trigger IED Blast on CRPF While Returning From Tamar, Two Jawans Injured.

The constituencies where voting has started today are- Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Kodarma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Simaria, Barkagaon, Dhanwar, Gomia, Bermo, Ichagarh, Silli, and Khijri.

Two incidents of violence were reported in phase two of voting, where one person was killed and six others including policemen were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Gumla district.  Phase four and five for polling in 15 and 16 seats will be held on December 16 and 20 respectively.

In the third phase, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, addressed two rallies in Hazaribagh and Bokaro on December 9.