Bhubaneswar: The state has witnessed 47 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm.
The polling is taking place in 10,464 polling stations in six Parliamentary constituencies and 42 Assembly segments which have a voter population of 92,56,322 in the third phase. Out them, 47,99,030 are male voters, 44,56,729 female voters and 1,163 third gender voters.
Around 59,500 polling officers have been deployed to carry out free and fair elections at 10,464 polling stations.
While voting started at 7 am in most places, there were technical difficulties in some booths due to which polling began few minutes later. The balloting process will concluded at 6 pm.