Ranchi: An estimated 60.89 per cent polling was recorded in 17 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand where polling for the third of the five-phase took place on Tuesday. Official sources said polling was by and large incident-free amidst elaborate security arrangements.
While Silli assembly constituency recorded the highest 74.77 per cent of polling, Ranchi registered the lowest at 44.44 per cent.
EC sources said Koderma assembly segment recorded 64.80 per cent followed by Barkatha 65.10 per cent, Barhi 65.27 per cent, Barkagaon 60.25 per cent, Mandu 60.07 per cent, Hazaribagh 58.50 per cent, Simaria 60.79 per cent, Dhanwar 63.51 per cent, Gomia 66.12 per cent, Bermo 60.23 per cent, Ichagarh 71 per cent, Ramgarh 63 per cent.
Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke, where polling ended at 5.00 PM, recorded 55.45 per cent and 56.27 per cent voting respectively.
Earlier, polling for 33 of the 81 seats had been concluded on November 25 and December 2 with 61.92 per cent and 64.68 per cent voter turnout. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed and Chief Minister Hemant Soren cast their votes for Ranchi and Hatia Assembly segments.
Eight MLAs are seeking re-election in the third phase. Polling for 33 of the 81 seats was held on November 25 and December 2, which registered 61.92 per cent and 64.68 per cent turnout respectively.