Bhubaneswar: Polling in the Patkura Assembly in Kendrapara district concluded peacefully on Saturday evening amid stray incidents.
Briefing mediapersons at his office, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said while 67 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm, the poll turnout will further increase as polling is still underway beyond the 6 pm deadline. The voters lined up at the polling booths will be allowed to exercise their franchise as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Barring booth no-278 where polling was delayed for some time due to a technical glitch in the EVM, there was smooth polling in the remaining 308 booths.
In Kusiapala, there was heated exchange of words between two groups at booth no-32. However, security personnel brought the situation under control.