Odisha State Election Commission

Race for urban election begins in Kendrapara, BJD upbeat

As per reports, family members of political leaders from the BJD, Congress and BJP are already making rounds to the state capital to meet respective high commands for tickets to fight the polls.

published on : 28th February 2022

BJD set to surpass 2012 ZP tally by miles

Trends show that the ruling party’s score is likely to cross 700 ZP zones as counting finishes on Feb 28.  

published on : 28th February 2022

SEC seeks Panchayat poll master plan by Jan 28

Collectors and SPs were asked to submit their plans on conducting the polls amid Covid spike.

published on : 17th January 2022

Odisha SEC orders collectors to remove government hoardings from public spaces

Spanned over five-phases, Odisha rural polls are set to be held to 853 Zilla Parishads (ZPs), 6,794 panchayats and 91,913 wards from February 16 to 24.

published on : 13th January 2022

Five-phase panchayat polls in Odisha from February 16 to 24

The SEC warned that if a candidate or political party violated Covid-19 guidelines, they are liable for prosecution under suitable provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

published on : 12th January 2022

Odisha BJP hints at legal action if State denies quota to OBCs

The BJP has urged the SEC to ensure due representation of OBCs, SCs and STs in three-tier panchayat bodies before announcing dates for the polls.

published on : 11th January 2022

Odisha State Election Commission to announce rural polls soon

Meanwhile, the Opposition political parties demanded postponement of the polls citing the third wave of the pandemic and lack of reservation for ST and OBC candidates.

published on : 11th January 2022

Odisha State Election Commission may announce rural polls on Dec 27

Election panel issues model code of conduct, to convene all-party meeting in few days

published on : 20th December 2021

Reservation finalised, 6,794 Gram Panchayats go to polls

As per the list, out of the 853 zilla parishad (ZP) member seats, 44.9 per cent is meant for general category while the rest 55.1 is reserved for other categories.  

published on : 17th November 2021

Orissa HC notices to SEC, chief secretary over delay in holding civic polls

Three separate petitions filed by two BJP leaders and a former bureaucrat alleged that the State Election Commission, which conducts the civic polls failed in carrying out its Constitutional mandate.

published on : 25th August 2021