Bhubaneswar: D-Day today. Counting of votes for the 21 Lok Sabha seats and 146 Assembly segments in Odisha began at 63 different centres amidst tight security at 8 am this morning.
Notably, polling had been held for the above mentioned Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in four different phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
The counting of votes is being conducted at around 2,500 tables in the State, according to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Kumar.
Each counting hall has minimum of seven tables each for Assembly and Lok Sabha seats, and three officials, including a supervisor, a counting assistant and a micro observer, have been deployed for each table to ensure free and fair counting of votes.
The polling in Patkura assembly segment in Kendrapara district was postponed in view the death of a candidate and again due to Cyclone Fani.