The Election Commission announced the poll schedule for the Jharkhand Assembly election on Friday, November 1. The EC informed that the polling in the state will take place in five phases starting November 30. The counting of votes will be done on December 23.
The other four phases will be held on December 7, December 12, December 16 and December 20. Counting of votes will be done on December 23.
Complete Poll Schedule for Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019
Phase I – November 30: Daltonganj, Chatra, Garhwa, Lohardaga Gumla, Bishunpur, Manika, Latehar, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Bhawanathpur, Panki
Phase II – December 7: Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Ghatsila, Baharagora, Khunti, Torpa, Tamar, Potka, Jugsalai, Seraikella, Kharsawan, Chaibasa, Majhgaon, Jaganathpur, Manoharpur, Chakradharpur, Mandar, Sisai, Simdega, Kolebira
Phase III – December 12: Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Kodarma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Simaria, Barkagaon, Dhanwar, Gomia, Bermo, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri,
Phase IV: December 16: Dhanbad, Sindri, Deoghar, Giridih, Nirsa, Jharia, Tundi, Baghmara, Bokaro, Chandankiyari, Madhupur, Bagodar, Jamua, Gandey, Dumri
Phase V: December 20: Dumka, Godda, Rajmahal, Boiro, Barhait, Litipara, Pakur, Maheshpur, Sikaripara, Jama, Jarmundi, Nala, Jamtara, Sarath, Poreyahat, Mahagama
The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral state legislature with the Vidhan Sabha situated at Ranchi, the capital of the state. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 81 Members of Legislative Assembly, directly elected from single-seat constituencies. The term of the current assembly expires on January 5, 2020.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led BJP is hoping to retain power in the state. In 2014, while the BJP won 37 seats, its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) won five. The combined tally was enough for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to cross the majority mark of 41 in the 81-member Assembly.