Bhubaneswar: The counting of votes for the bye-election to Dhamnagar assembly constituency will begin at 8 a.m. in the Sanskruti Bhawan near Bhadrak Collectorate on Sunday, informed Chief Electoral Officer Sushil Kumar Lohani today.
First, the counting of postal ballots will be taken up. Counting of votes polled in EVMs will start from 8.30 AM onwards. There are 14 counting table arranged for the counting of EVM and one counting table for RO where postal ballot counting will take place.
There will be 18 rounds of counting as 252 booths are there in the AC. Lastly, the Counting from VVPAT of randomly selected 05 booths will be taken up for cross verification. ECI has deputed an observer to oversee the entire counting process.
Every counting table will have a counting supervisor and one one assistant. In addition, one micro observer belonging to Central Government will also be deputed who will report to observer.
Proper arrangement have been made for disseminaton of Round wise result. Counting agents nominated by candidates will also be present to observe the counting. Candidate or his election agent can also be present inside the counting hall.
3 Tier security arrangement will be in place with innermost layer of CPMF, there after state armed police and then Odisha Police to manage outermost layer.
Apart from announcement of result at the venue, the same will also be available to general public through the website results.eci.gov.in. At CEO office, arrangement is being made for dissiminating round wise result to media.