New Delhi: Polling for the 17 seats in the phase 3 of the Jharkhand assembly elections has started in Jharkhand. The voting is began at 7 am and will go on till 5 pm. About 40,000 polling personnel have been deputed to conduct smooth and peaceful voting, Jharkhand Chief Election Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said on Wednesday.
He said security forces have also been deployed in the constituencies that will witness voting on December 12. The fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees, will be decided by 56,18,267 electorate, the CEO said. The electorate include a total of 26,80,205 women and 86 third gender voters.