Bhubaneswar: The panchayat elections in Odisha are to be held in the first week of February 2022, as informed by the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday.
While the final voters’ list is to be out by December 16, the exact polling dates are to be announced by the end of December 2021.
State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi had earlier informed that this time there will be central counting. During earlier elections, the vote counting was being held at the panchayat level.
For the first time, the ballot boxes will be stored in strong rooms at the block level where central counting will be held.