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No early elections! Final voter list on January 4 in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Speculations of elections in 2018 came to an end as the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha Surendra Kumar on Tuesday said that the final voter list in the state will be published on January 4, 2019.

Addressing a press conference at his office this evening, Kumar said that the draft voter list will be out on September 1 while objections will be heard by October 31, 2018. Decision regarding their grievances will be taken by November 31 and the final voter list will be published on January 4, 2019.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be procured from six states. Along with EVMs, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines will be also used for the first time in Odisha, he added.

Special arrangements like ramps and wheel-chairs will also be made available for the ‘divyangs’.

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