Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik casted his vote during the Urban Polls-2022 here, today.
Patnaik walked all the way from his residence ‘Naveen Nivas’ to a polling booth at Aerodrome Upper Primary School in ward no. 53 of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), covering a distance of around 200 metres.
The CM was accompanied by security personnel during the walk. After reaching the booth, Patnaik casted his vote amid tight security.
Later, he came out of the booth and showed the indelible ink mark on his index finger.
Odisha Urban Polls-2022 commenced as voting began in 106 Urban Local Bodies (47 Municipalities and 59 NACs) and three municipal corporations of the state at 8 am, today. The polling process is scheduled to continue till 5 pm.
Elections to the posts of mayors in municipal corporations and chairpersons of municipalities and notified area councils (NACs) are being held for the very first time. NOTA option has also been introduced for first time in urban polls in the state.
Each polling booth has two EVMs– one for Chairperson/ Mayor election and another for Councillor/ Corporator election.