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Odisha Assembly Elections 2019 Voting Live: 34 % polling in Odisha recorded till 1 pm

Odisha Assembly Elections 2019 Voting LIVE Updates: More than 9.2 million people in the six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly constituencies will cast their votes in 10,464 polling booths across the state.

By HT Correspondent | Apr 23, 2019 19:35 IST

The fate of two former police officers, an ex-bureaucrat, a national spokesperson of the BJP, a media baron and the Congress’ Odisha unit chief will be decided as six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly seats poll on Tuesday in the third phase of national elections.

More than 9.2 million people in the six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly constituencies will cast their votes in 10,464 polling booths across the state. There are 61 candidates in the fray in the Lok Sabha seats and 356 candidates in assembly constituencies.

The Lok Sabha seats polling on Tuesday are Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Sambalpur and Dhenkanal. 

Read: All you need to know about Lok Sabha elections 2019

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3:36 pm IST

Odisha: A polling official at booth number 41 passes away

Odisha: A polling official at booth number 41 in Kantapal village in Dhenkanal passes away, after collapsing while on duty, reports news agency ANI.

1:48 pm IST

34 % polling in Odisha recorded till 1 pm

34 % polling in Odisha recorded till 1 pm.

12:57 pm IST

20,778 volunteers and 6,190 vehicles have been engaged to assist 1,58,495 differently-abled voters

As many as 20,778 volunteers and 6,190 vehicles have been engaged to assist 1,58,495 differently-abled voters.

11:49 am IST

18% polling recorded in Odisha by 11 am

18% polling recorded in Odisha by 11 am.

11:18 am IST

Odisha CM, Union Minister vote in 3rd phase polls

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan are among the early ones to cast their vote for the third phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha on Tuesday.

Patnaik cast his vote at Booth No-112 at Aerodrome Colony UP School here.

Pradhan, along with his wife, cast his vote at Deulabeda Telisahi Primary School booth in Talcher.

Voting has been delayed at several places in the state due to technical glitches in electronic voting machines, reports IANS.

11:11 am IST

6 per cent polling recorded in Odisha in first two hours

An estimated six per cent of 92.56 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling Tuesday in six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly constituencies of Odisha, an election official said.

Long queues of voters were seen outside the polling stations, even before the process commenced at 7 am, he said, reports PTI.

10:51 am IST

Dharmendra Pradhan queues up to vote

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan queuing up with his wife Mridula to cast his vote at Talcher Assembly constituency under Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency.

10:44 am IST

Re-polling recommended in 9 polling stations in Odisha

Following technical glitches in Electronic Voting Machines in the second phase, re-polling has been recommended in nine polling stations located in Bonai (ST), Sundargarh (ST), Daspalla (SC), Attabira, Bargarh, Padampur, Surada and Brajarajnagar Assembly constituencies, reports IANS.

10:31 am IST

Ruling BJD had won all 6 Lok Sabha seats in 2014

In the last Lok Sabha election in 2014, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) had won all the six Lok Sabha seats and 41 of the 42 assembly seats

9:45 am IST

Naveen Patnaik casts his vote at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik casts his vote at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar.

 

9:43 am IST

Voter turnout in Odisha is 6% at 9 am

Voter turnout in Odisha is 6% at 9 am.

9:30 am IST

Panchayat Extension Officer nabbed while distributing cash in Nayagarh district of Odisha

Panchayat Extension Officer (PEO) nabbed by locals while distributing cash in Nayagarh district of Odisha.

9:24 am IST

Dharmendra Pradhan casts his vote at a polling booth in Talcher

Odisha: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan casts his vote at a polling booth in Talcher.

 

9:10 am IST

Odisha: A specially-abled person casts his vote at polling booth

Odisha: A specially-abled person casts his vote at polling booth in Government Primary School, IRC village, Bhubaneswar.

 

8:59 am IST

Former IAS officer and BJP MP candidate from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi casts her vote

Odisha: Former IAS officer and BJP MP candidate from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi casts her vote at polling booth in Government Primary School, IRC village, Bhubaneswar; She is up against former IPS officer and BJD candidate Arup Patnaik.

 

8:54 am IST

Voting begins for third phase Lok Sabha polls in Odisha

The third phase elections for the six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies in Odisha commenced on Tuesday.

Voting began at 7 a.m. and it will continue till 6 p.m.. In the Maoists affected areas, polling will end at 4 p.m., said an election officer, reports IANS.