94.48 Lakh Voters to Exercise Their Franchise in Third Phase Polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 94, 48,553 voters will exercise their franchise in the third phase of the simultaneous elections in Odisha.

The voting is scheduled to be held on May 25 in six Lok Sabha constituencies – Sambalpur, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Puri and 42 Assembly Constituencies under these segments.

Briefing the media about the poll preparedness, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nikunja Bihari Dhal said that out of the 94.48 lakh voters, 48.30 lakh are male, 46.18 lakh are female and 1,291 are the third gender. There are 64 candidates in the Lok Sabha seats and 383 in the Assembly seats, he said.

Out of the 10,551 polling booths, 1500 booth will be managed by all-women personnel. As many as 121 companies of CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) will be deployed in this phase of the polls in the State. Around 70,000 polling staff will be engaged for election management, Dhal said.

The CEO has appealed to the people to vote in huge numbers in the third phase of elections.

Meanwhile, the high pitched campaign for the third phase elections in Odisha ended this evening.

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