Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 (LocalWire) Final list of voters for the upcoming Odisha assembly polls and 2019 General Elections will be published on Jan 21.
“We are in the process of electoral roll revision. The final list will be out on Jan 21,” Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar told reporters.
Earlier, it was speculated that the voter list might be released on Jan 4.
He said the first level of checking all Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)/Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) across the state will be done by Jan 25.
On Jan 7, Kumar, said, a mock polling will be held for voters’ awareness across all 147 constituencies.
Training of poll officials will be over by Feb 25.
Kumar said around 12 lakh voters, including 5 lakh new and 2 lakh physically challenged, have been included in the revised voter list.
“A total of 4,59,042 people applied for inclusion of their names in the voter list,” said Kumar.
With increase in voters, number of polling booths are also scheduled to increase from the present 37,606 in the state, he said.