Odisha Elections 2024: Voting for first phase twin polls begins

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 13, 2024 IST

Odisha Elections 2024: Voting for first phase twin polls begins

Bhubaneswar, May 13: Amid tight security, voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in Odisha began at 7 am today.

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In this phase, Berhampur, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Koraput parliamentary constituencies and 28 Assembly segements under them went to the polls.

Also Read: Odisha Elections 2024: Koraput tops voter turnout of 9.25% by 9 am

A total of 62,87,222 voters including 31,89,060 women and 30,97,527 men are eligible to exercise their franchise and decide the political fate of 37 MP candidates contesting in the four Lok Sabha seats and 243 MLA candidates contesting in the 28 Assembly segments under them.

Voting is underway at a total of 7,289 polling stations including 537 in naxal-affected locations. A total of 17,000 security personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order situation.

Also Read: Technical glitches halt voting in multiple polling booths in Odisha

Earlier yesterday, DGP Arun Kumar Sarangi had said that Odisha Police is fully geared up for smooth, impartial, free and fair elections.

Also Read: Two poll officials in Odisha suspended for duty neglect

Notably, the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha will be held simultaneously in four phases -- May 13, 20, 25, and June 1. The counting of votes will be done on June 4.

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  • Election 2024
  • Odisha Election 2024
  • General Elections 2024

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