“The State Election Commission has released symbols for the post of ward members, sarpanchs, samiti members and independent zilla parishad candidates. Symbols to be allotted tot eh candidates according to Odia alphabet,” State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi said.
Addressing media persons, Padhi said that special Covid-19 guidelines will be imposed looking at the situation during the election period. “The State Election Commission is fully prepared to conduct the three-tire gram panchayat elections. Ballot boxes have been sent to districts. The ballot paper printing process has reached the final state,” he added.