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Ready for Pipili by-poll: CEO

3/03/2021 at 1:45 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 3: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani today told the media that they are prepared to conduct the Pipili by-elections and waiting for the Election Commission’s announcement of dates.

Speaking to media persons, Lohani said,” We are fully prepared for the by-poll. Adequate numbers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and VVPAT are under our disposal.”

“Polling personnel have been given necessary training in this regard,” said the CEO.

“The election will be conducted adhering to Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government. As many as 1,000 persons will cast their votes at each of the polling station on an average. Additional booths will be set up if the number of voters exceed the 1000 limit, ” he added.     

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