Jharkhand Panchayat Polls: More Than 70% Voter Turnout In 3rd Phase

Jharkhand Panchayat Polls: More Than 70% Voter Turnout In 3rd Phase

Jharkhand Panchayat Elections: Panchayat polls in the state are being held in four phases in the state with the last round scheduled on May 27.

Status of the Election

  • Over 70 per cent of the 46.94 lakh voters exercised their right to vote in the third of the four-phase panchayat elections of Jharkhand on May 24th
  • Altogether 1,047 panchayats across 19 districts went to polls to elect 6,370 panchayat members, 1,043 mukhiyas, 1,165 panchayat committee representatives and 126 Zilla Parishad members.
  • 5,950 candidates have already been declared elected unopposed in this phase.
  • Deoghar district recorded the highest voter turnout of 79.18 per cent, while Simdega registered the lowest at 64.62 per cent.

Meanwhile, two improvised explosive devices (IED) were recovered by CRPF just 150 meters away from a polling booth at Dulki area under Manatu police station in Palamu district.