Campaigning ends for final phase polling in Jharkhand

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Campaigning for the final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand ended today. According to the Election Commission official the polling will begin on December 20 at 7 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. all the constituencies.

As many as 208 candidates, including 16 women will test their luck in this phase of polling, an EC release said.

A total of 36,90,069 including 17,84,486 women voters will cast their votes in this round of the elections.

Of the 16 seats, nine are general, while seven are reserved for tribals. With 2,91,379 voters, Pakur is the largest and Barhait is the smallest with 1,85,679 electorate.

Nala has a maximum 19 candidates, while Litipara has the least number of eight nominees.

The Election Commission has deployed 22,240 polling personnel, 16 general observers, ten expenditure observers, three police observers, one awareness observer and 1,050 micro observers, according to the release.

Counting of votes will take place on December 23.

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