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Notification issued for second phase of polls on 20 seats of Jharkhand, 1 nomination filed in Jamshedpur West

Ranchi, Nov 11 (UNI) With the issue of notification the process of filing of nomination
has commenced for the second phase of elections in the state where voting will be
held on 20 seats on December 7.
These 20 seats are spread across 7 districts including Ranchi Simdega Khunti Gumla
East Singhbhum West Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawan.
The last date of filing of nominations is November 18 while scrutiny of the nomination
papers will be held on November 19. Candidates can withdraw their names by
November 21. Counting of votes will be held on December 23.
The seats which will go into polls in this phase included Bahragora, Ghatshila (ST),
Potka (ST), Jugsalai (SC), Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Saraikela (ST),
Kharsawan (ST), Manjhgaon (ST), Jaggananthpur (ST), Manoharpur (ST),
Chakardharpur (ST), Tamar (ST), Mandar (ST), Torpa (ST), Khunti (ST), Sisai (ST),
Simdega (ST) and Kolibera (ST).
Addressing a press conference here state's chief electoral officer Vinay Kumar
Choubey said that a total of 47,93,531 voters are eligible to cast their votes in this
phase which included 24,17,917 male voters, 23,75,528 female voters and 86 third
gender voters. The new voters in the age group (18-19) years stood at 86,528.
He said the electors will be able to cast their votes on 6066 polling booths out of
which 1016 booths are in the urban areas and 5050 booths are in the rural areas.
To a query he said that for the second phase of elections one nomination has
been filed from Jamshedpur West Seat.
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