Bhubaneswar: At least 33 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in the State in second phase polls, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar here.
Polling is being held in five Lok Sbaha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments coming under the parliamentary constituencies (PCs).
The voting has been delayed at some polling stations due to technical glitches in the EVMs. A total of 76.93 lakh voters, including 39.45 lakh male, 37.47 lakh female and 560 third gender electorates, will exercise their franchise in the second phase of election at 9,117 booths today between 7 am and 6 pm amid tight security measures.
A total of 35 candidates are in the fray for the five Lok Sabha seats while 244 candidates, are contesting for the 35 Assembly seats.
In the second phase, balloting is being held simultaneously in five Lok Sabha constituencies – namely, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska and 35 corresponding Assembly constituencies – Padmapur, Bijepur, Bargarh, Attabira, Bhatli, Brajarajnagar, Jharsuguda, Talsara, Sundargarh, Biramitrapur, Raghunathpalli, Rourkela, Rajgangpur, Bonai, Birmaharajpur, Sonepur, Loisingha, Patnagarh, Bolangir, Titlagarh, Kantabanjhi, Baliguda, G Udyagiri, Phulbani, Kantamal, Boudh, Daspalla, Bhanjanagar, Polasara, Kabisuryanagar, Khalikote, Aska, Surada, Sanakhemundi and Hinjili.