In Dharamgarh NAC in Kalahandi district as well as Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak Municipalities, the majority of councillors belong to the ruling BJD party.
In the municipal elections, the BJD, BJP and Congress have secured 73, 16 and seven municipality chairman posts respectively.
Tension ran high at Booth no-III set up at Jhankarpada School in Kantabanjhi NAC, Bolangir where polling for Ward no-14 and 15 was underway.
As per the notification, the elections to 106 urban local bodies (ULBs) and three municipal corporations will be held on March 24. Similarly, the counting of votes will be held on March 26.