Odisha Panchayat Polls: Dates to be announced by December end!

Bhubaneswar: The dates for Panchayat polls are likely to be announced very soon as the final voters’ list is ready.

“The final voters’ list adding new eligible voters for the Panchayat elections in Odisha will be published in three days,” informed the Office of State Election Commission (SEC) here today.

The tenure of the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) in the State will end in March, 2022 and elections to form fresh councils will be conducted before the end of the term.

Source said that the dates are likely to be announced by end of December this year and the polls may begin in February 2022.

The State Election Commission had started preparing electoral rolls in November for the upcoming poll. Those who attained 18 years of age as on November 1, 2021, have been included in voters’ list for the elections.

The polls will be held in 91,913 wards under 6,794 panchayats in 29 out of 30 districts of the State.

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However, Balasore district has been excluded from this practice for the time being due to delay in reservation and delimitation process by the State Government in view of formation of Remuna NAC.


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