Bhubanswar: The biennial elections to a total of four Rajya Sabha seats of the State would be held on March 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said in a release on Tuesday.
The elections would be conducted in view of the terms of Narendra Kumar Swain, Sarojini Hembram (both BJD) and Ranjib Biswal (Congress) going to expire on April 2, 2020, according to the release.
Besides, the seat of Anubhab Mohanty is already vacant as he resigned after being elected to the Lok Sabha from Kendrapada.
The key dates of the elections:
Issue of notifications: March 6 (Friday). Last date of filing nominations: March 13 (Friday). Scrutiny of nominations: March 16 (Monday). Last date for withdrawal of nominations: March 18 (Wednesday). Date of polls: March 26 (Thursday). Hours of polls: 9 am to 4 pm. Counting of votes: March 26 (Thursday) at 5 pm.
The biennial elections to the Upper House of Parliament would be held for a total of 55 seats from 17 States.