Pipili Bypoll: Over 2.29 lakh voters to exercise their franchise on September 30

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Pipili Bypoll: Over 2.29 lakh voters to exercise their franchise on September 30

September 29

Pipili Bypoll

Pipili Assembly constituency in Puri district of Odisha is ready to go for bypoll. The Election Commission has made all necessary arrangements for the bypoll scheduled for September 30.
Over 2.29 lakh voters will exercise their franchise at 348 booths in the constituency between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All the election agents, counting agents etc. deployed by the candidates have to be fully vaccinated. Thermal scanning of the voters will be done at the entrance of booths and masks and sanitizer will be provided to them, said officials.

State Election Commissioner Sushil Lohani earlier said,  by-poll will be held in adherence to all COVID-19 protocols. The constituency has total 2,29,998 voters while polling will be held at total 348 booths.

And, 201 of the total polling booths have been identified as sensitive. Micro Observers or central forces will be deployed in the region for the by-poll.

Nine platoons of BSF and 25 platoons of state armed police force have been put on duty, the Puri collector said.

The polling day has been declared as a public holiday in the Pipili area.

The by-election to the Pipili assembly constituency was necessitated following the death of sitting MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October last year. Counting of votes will be done on October 3.

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