The voter turnout until 1 pm was recorded at 41.36 % in Balasore and 39.68 % in Tirtol bypoll on Tuesday. The elections are being held in adherence with Covid-19 protocols.
The voting for by-elections within the Balasore Sadar meeting constituency was carried out at FM College, Motiganj, Radhakrishna Hindi High School, and Bateswar.
A triangular contest is being witnessed in these bypolls as Congress candidate Mamata Kundu, BJP candidate Manasa Kumar Dutta and Biju Janata Dal’s Swarup Das are contesting from right here.
Inside the polling sales space, voters have been sanitised, free masks and hand gloves have been distributed and social distancing norms have been adhered to as per the Covid-19 protocols.
“There is good support from the government to assist the voters amid the pandemic. Proper arrangements for social distancing and sanitisation available at the booth,” Anil Surya, a voter, advised ANI.
Another bye-election for the Tirtol meeting constituency is being held within the Jagatsinghpur district of Odhisa at present.
The voter turnout reached 26.24 % at 12 afternoon in Odisha.
Voting started for the bye-election on 54 Assembly seats outspread throughout 10 states on Tuesday.
28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, eight in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 every in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Jharkhand, and one seat every in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Haryana going to polls at present.