Poll preparation: EVMs for 13 districts reach Odisha

Jharsuguda: Over 30,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for 13 districts of the State reached here on Monday.

Official sources said the EVMs were brought in as many as 70 railway containers from Uttar Pradesh and have been kept in Jharsuguda Container Corporation yard.

The EVMs will be sent to various storehouses in Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Bargarh, Sundergerh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada, Ganjam, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi districts by August 17, sources informed.

More than one lakh EVMs procured from six states Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, MP, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh will reach Odisha in different slots by September 30, informed sources.

It is to be noted that the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha had on July 31 ruled out any possibility of early polls while adding that the final voter list in the state will be published on January 4, 2019. While special summary revision of the voter list and publication of draft voter list will start from September 1, objections will be heard by October 31, 2018.