Bhubaneswar, May 1 (LocalWire): The overall polling percentage of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections held in Odisha this year has been recorded at 73.08, state chief electoral officer, Surendra Kumar said today.
While the highest voter turnout with 78.89% was recorded at Nabarangpur Lok Sabha seat, Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency registered the lowest at 59.60%.
In Assembly segment, Kotpad seat recorded the highest polling with 86.83% while Bhubaneswar (Central) constituency registered the lowest at 43.04%.
Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held simultaneously in Odisha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Election to the Patkura Assembly constituency, which was earlier scheduled to be held on 29 April, was countermanded following the death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla and has been rescheduled to 19 May, the date for seventh and final phase of elections in the country.