The State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha has decided not to impose any restrictions for the ensuing election to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This is in view of the declining number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi has informed that the Commission may revise its decision if the number of cases rises.
The nominations for the ULB elections can be filed till 3 PM today. While the scrutiny of nominations will be done on March 9, polling will be held on March 24 and results will be declared on March 26.
Over 27 lakh voters will vote at 3,030 booths under 1731 wards in 106 Municipalities/NACs. Similarly, over 14.26 lakh voters will be vote at 1407 booths under 168 wards in three Municipal Corporations.