In this phase, a total of 44, 50, 893 voters will exercise their franchise. The polling began at 7am and would conclude at 12pm. The counting of votes will start from 1pm.
Barring Angul, Boudh, Jharsuguda and Malkangiri elections are underway in the remaining 26 districts of the State.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made around polling booths in the Maoist-affected areas for smooth and peaceful conduct of elections.