64% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in Odisha in second phase polls

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Bhubaneswar: 64% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in Odisha in second phase poll. This was informed by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar briefs media on re-polling in 4 booths and lapses on part of the polling officials during replacement of EVMs and VVPAT machines

Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar today recommended repolling for the second phase elections in four booths across the state following the cancellation of voting in the booths.

The four booths are – 213 in Sundergarh, 129 in Bonai, 210 and 222 in Daspalla Assembly constituency.

Talking to the media, the CEO also said that the cancellation was not a result of technical glitches in the EVMs but was due to human error. He also mentioned that “action will be taken for dereliction of duty” on the concerned officials as there were faults on part of poll officials.

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