Elections 2019: Second Phase Polling Concludes

The second phase of the 2019 polls kicked off as voting began across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 States and Union Territories. Voting for electing MLAs in 35 of Odisha’s 147 assembly seats also started along with polling for five of the state’s 21 Lok Sabha constituencies. In these constituencies, electors will cast two votes each.

State Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar informed that 64 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 PM in the second phase polls in Odisha. 

53 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in the second phase polls in Odisha, as per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. 

Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar recommends repolling in booth no-213 in Sundergarh, 129 in Bonai, 210 and 222 in Daspalla Assembly constituency. Accepting that EVMs did not have any machine error but rather there were lapses on part of poll officials which led to the incident, CEO said “action will be taken for dereliction of duty.”

Polling stopped at booth no- 213 in Sundergarh Town following technical glitches in EVM. Returning officer writes to Election Commission of India (ECI) for re-polling in the booth.

WATCH: Volunteers offering help to voters at a booth in Sorada Assembly constituency under Aska LS

33 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 PM in the second phase polls in Odisha, as per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency recorded 24% voter turnout, Bargarh – 34%; Aska-35%, Sundergarh-30% and Bolangir 28% turnout.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister and BJP’s Sundergarh Lok Sabha candidate Jual Oram casts his vote in Kendudihi, Bonai. “I urge all my brothers and sisters to vote in record numbers and enrich this festival of democracy,” says Oram.

Voters cast their votes in Padampur Assembly Constituency

18 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 AM in the second phase polls in Odisha, as per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency recorded 16% voter turnout, Bargarh – 20%, Aska 20%, Sundergarh-18%, and Bolangir 15 % turnout.

Bolangir Assembly candidates – BJD’s Arkesh Singh Deo and Congress’ Narasingha Mishra cast their votes at a polling booth in the constituency

Over hundreds of voters boycott polls in Gumi and Dhipamala panchayats in Daspalla constituency protesting lack of basic amenities.

BJP’s Hinjili candidate Pitambar Acharya at a polling station in the Assembly constituency, was seen warning a voter who was allegedly trying to influence others in the queue. Acharya is in fray against CM Naveen Patnaik for Hinjili Assembly seat..

BJP’s Brajarajnagar Assembly candidate Radharani Panda casts her vote

95-year-old man dies while waiting in queue to cast his vote in Kansamari booth of Sanakhemundi under Aska LS segment.

EVMs not working in several booths in Talsara Assembly constituency; polling delayed in 6 booths in Bonai Assembly constituency due to glitches in EVM

7 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 AM, as per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

Polling delayed in as many as 70 booths of Sundergarh over glitches in EVMs. Union Minister Jual Oram waiting to cast his vote at a polling booth in Kendudihi.

EVMs in 2 booths -113 & 101- in Phulbani not functioning; similar problems reported from booth – 179 in G.Udayagiri, booth – 54 in Baliguda Mahasingh; polling delayed

EVM glitches In Odisha: Glitches in EVM reported from booths – 204 & 205 in Sagarpalli of Sonepur district

BJD candidate from Bargarh Parliamentary constituency Prasanna Acharya casts his vote..

Vote boycott in 2 booths of Loisinga; voters of Babja & Jankaria villages boycott polls protesting distant location of booths

WATCH: Voters cast their votes in Bolangir

BJD’s Aska Lok Sabha candidate Pramila Bisoi casts her vote

Voters at a polling station waiting for their turn to cast their votes in Rourkela

Voters line up at a booth in Bargarh to exercise their franchise

Glitches in EVM reported form booths in Loisinga, Kurei and Alagpur in Bolangir.

Voters queue up in Bolangir as polling begins in 5 Lok Sabha & 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha
Election 2019