Bhubaneswar : The Odisha Chief Election Commission on Tuesday announced poll dates for Panchayat polls. Voting will be held in 5-phases on 16th, 18th,20th, 22nd and 24th of February 2022.
In the first phase voting will be held in 1616 Gram Panchayats, while in the second, third, fourth and fifth phase voting will be held in 1514,1382,1254 and 935 Gram Panchayat respectively. Poling will be held from 7 am to 1 pm and Counting will be held from 26th to 28th February.
Meanwhile, Poll for Panchayat Samiti Chairperson will be held on March 12 and Poll for Zilla Parisad Chairman will be held on March 13.
The state election commission will issue notification for the polls on 13th of January. However, with the declaration of dates, model code of conduct has been made effective from today i.e. 11th January 2022.
Issue of nomination form and presentation of nomination will be done between 17th to 21 January 2022. Withdrawal of nomination forms can be done by 25th January 2022 and the final list of contesting candidates will be published in the same day.