Odisha Panchayat Election 2022: 36% voter turnout recorded till 11am in the fourth phase

Bhubaneswar: The fourth phase of the Odisha Panchayat Elections on Tuesday saw 36% voting till 11 am, according to the State Election Commission.

Voting for the fourth phase of Odisha Panchayat elections began at 7 am on Tuesday.

The voting process in the fourth phase of the Odisha Panchayat Elections will continue till 1 pm and will be held in more one phase on February 24.

Around 51.31 lakh voters will cast their ballots in 17,089 booths in 1,254-gram panchayats in 64 blocks across 27 districts in the state.

The SEC has identified 2,563 booths as sensitive booths and tight security measures have been put in place in these booths. The sensitive and highly sensitive booths are being continuously monitored.

Following incidents of violence in the first three phases of Panchayat polls, the Odisha police has tightened the security for the fourth phase.

The police have deployed 257 platoons of force and 1,473 mobile patrolling parties along with district police officials for the fourth-phase polls.

In the third phase of the Odisha panchayat election, journalists were brutally assaulted in Jajpur while they were covering the voting. The journalists have been identified as Debashis Sahoo, Gulshan Ali Nawaz and Bijay Sahoo from leading private Odia channels.

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