Talcher.24/02/19:The third phase of general election both LokSabha seat of Dhenkanal and Talcher Assembly seat presided peacefully in Talcher for 199 booths. Due to some unwanted faults of EVM in some booths the voters were felt uneasy by standing in queue for hours. the voting time was extended for that reason and the voting ended by 10.30 pm. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan with his wife cast their vote in ward no. 18 in Deulbeda U.P School, MLA candidate of BJD Brajakishore Pradhan also give vote in ward no. 19 at Handidhuan U.P. School, MLA candidate of BJP KalandiSamal casts his vote at Santhapada School and candidate of National Congress Suresh Chandra Behera casts his vote at Ghantapada School.
Female and male voters were standing in long queue to vote from 7.00 o clock in front of the several booths were seen because of the heat wave in this locality. But due to the faults of EVM at ward no. 04 of 173 booth under Talcher Municipality, 71no. booth of Kandhabereni Panchayat and 33 no. booth of Jarada Panchayat started poling at least one hour late as reported by sources.The total average percentage of votes was 72.49%, where as the voting percentage was very less in Talcher Municipal Areas were 51.54%.