EC issues notification for 1st phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls

RSTV Bureau
File photo: Polling photo (PTI Photo)

File photo: Polling photo (PTI Photo)

Notification for the first phase of Assembly elections in Jharkhand was issued by the Election Commission today. Assembly polls will be held in five phases between November 30 and December 20 in Jharkhand, counting of votes will take place on December 23.

Polls to 81-member assembly will be held on November 30, December 7, 12, 16 and 20. The term of the state assembly ends on January 5, 2020.

The assembly polls in the Naxalism-affected state were held in five phases in 2014 and 2009 as well.

Thirteen constituencies will go to polls in the first phase, 20 in the second phase, 17 in the third, 15 in the fourth phase and 16 constituencies will go to polls in the fifth phase.

The number of polling stations is over 29,400 as compared to 24,600 in 2014, a jump of 19.54 per cent.

The state has over 2.26 crore eligible voters and 58,000 ballot units, 38,000 control units and 23,000 paper trail machines would be deployed.

At least one control unit and one ballot unit make up for one EVM.

(With input from agencies)