The polling percentage is likely to increase as information from all the booths is yet to reach the poll panel, the officials said.
BJP candidate and Jharkhand
Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh is seeking re-election from Sarath constituency, while another saffron party nominee and Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi is pitted against JMM working president Hemant Soren in Dumka.
Marandi had defeated Soren in 2014 assembly elections.
The JMM leader is also contesting the polls from Barhait seat. His sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re- election from Jama seat.
Among others, former deputy chief minister and sitting JMM MLA Stephen Marandi is seeking re-election from Maheshpur and JD(U)'s Jharkhand
unit chief and ex-MP salkhan Murmu is contesting the polls from Sikaripara.
The seats that went to polls are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.
Out of 81 assembly seats in the states, elections
concluded in 65 constituencies in the previous four phases -- between November 30 and December 16.
Counting has been scheduled on December 23.
Of the 5,389 polling stations in the state, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked "critical" and 208 as "sensitive".
The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.
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