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Stage Set For Fourth Phase Elections In Odisha


28 April 2019

Mohamed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: As Odisha goes into the fourth phase of polls Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar announced the details of the election process to be held in the final phase.

In this phase where six parliamentary constituencies will go into polls, the total number of eligible voters are more than 95 lakh out of which 49 lakh are males and 45 lakh are females. In the Third Gender category 595 voters have been listed.

1.85 lakh persons with disabilities will cast their votes in the fourth phase.

Total 72,363 polling personnel and 10,236 vehicles have been deployed in 10,792 polling stations.

There are 2.30 lakh voters in the age group 18-19 and around 8 lakh voters in 18-22 age group.

"There are many senstive booths and special attention will be given to Kendrapada Lok Sabha constituency by deploying additional police force," Kumar said. 411 Central Armed Paramilitary Force personnel have been deployed in 3,092 critical polling stations. Web casting and CCTV facility will be available at 1,126 and 554 booths respectively.

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Surendra Kumar, CEO, Odisha