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3070 booths declared super sensitive

Armed forces had been deployed in all sensitive and super-sensitive booths: Vinay Kumar Choubey
Armed forces leave for polling booths in Dhanbad on Sunday.
Armed forces leave for polling booths in Dhanbad on Sunday.
(Shabbir Hussain)

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 15.12.19, 09:36 PM

A total of 47,85,009 voters — 25,40,794 men, 22,44,234 women and 81 belonging to the third gender — will cast their franchise in 6,101 booths, 4,296 of which are located in rural areas, in Phase IV of the ongoing Assembly elections in 15 constituencies spread over four districts, on Monday.

“Of these booths, 1,133 have been identified as sensitive and 3,070 as super-sensitive,” state chief electoral officer Vinay Kumar Choubey told the media at his Dhurwa office in Ranchi on Sunday evening, adding that armed forces had been deployed in all such booths.

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Of the 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Monday, voting at Bagodar, Jamua, Giridih, Dumri and Tundi, will be conducted only till 3pm, Choubey said.

“In the rest of the 10 constituencies — Madhupur, Deoghar, Gandey, Bokaro, Chandankiyari, Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia and Baghmara — polling will continue till 5pm,” he added.

Availing the Election Commission’s postal ballot facility, which has been implemented for the first time in Jharkhand polls, 1,210 voters of the 15 constituencies, who are either differently-abled or aged above 80 years, have already cast their votes, Choubey said.

Since October 12, a total of 90,797 new voters have been included in the 15 constituencies. Among them, 28,373 are between 18 and 19 years old and will vote for the first time.



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