"... The ECI has directed to hold fresh poll on 19.05.2019 (Sunday) in following polling stations for simultaneous General Election to Lok Sabha and Odisha Legislative Assembly....," Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Kumar said in a letter to the district election officers and collectors of 10 districts.
The fresh polls will be held in different assembly segments in the districts of Cuttack, Deogarh, Puri, Angul, Keonjhar, Khurda, Jajpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur, he said.
The fresh polling is required in the 34 assembly segments due to certain problems during polling in the third and fourth phase of elections on April 23 and April 29 respectively.
While fresh polling will be held in 12 booths of third phase, repoll has also been ordered on May 19 in 22 other booths where polling was conducted in fourth phase.
Fresh polling in three booths (two in Brahmagiri and one in Satyabadi assembly segments) of Puri district is a challenge as there has been no power due to cyclone Fani.
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