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First Phase Polls in Odisha Tomorrow, More Than 62 Lakh Voters To Cast Their Votes

Bhubaneswar: 12/5/24:Preparations are in last stage for the first phase elections in Odisha tomorrow.

Four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly constituencies will go for polling tomorrow in Odisha. The four Lok Sabha constituencies include Berhampur, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Koraput. The 28 Assembly constituencies under these Lok Sabha constituencies will go for polling tomorrow.

All necessary arrangements have been done and the EVMs, VVPATs, and other polling materials and men have reached the polling booths.

The campaigning for the first phase of polls in Odisha ended on Saturday. As per the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, 62 lakh 87 thousand voters will exercise their franchise at 7,303 polling centers in the first phase of twin elections in Odisha on Monday. He also informed that 37 candidates are competing for 4 Lok Sabha seats and 243 candidates are in the fray for 28 Assembly constituencies that will go for polls in the first phase. Webcasting will be done in 60 percent of the booths. While there are 30,97,527 male voters, there are 31,89,060 female voters. There are 635 third-gender voters in the first phase. Female voters outnumber male voters in the first phase.

The poll body has kept ready fourteen additional polling stations to receive votes immediately in case of any problem in the booth. In the state, 1264 booths have been identified as sensitive. In 715 polling centers, only women polling staff will manage the voting. Among the voters, there are 1,75,134 first-time young voters aged between 18-19 years and 14,68,504 young voters aged between 20-29 years.

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