Repolling will be held in one of the election booths in Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituency, where the electronic voting machine developed a snag during the voting on Thursday.
District Collector MG Rajamanickam, who is also the Returning Officer for the constituency, said the commission had issued a direction with regard to conducting the repolling at booth number 118 in Kalamassery where the electronic voting machine developed a snag. “The date of repolling will be intimated later”, he said.
Polling at the booth, set up in the Kalamassery general polytechnic on Thursday, had to be stopped for nearly an hour after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers protested alleged non-functioning of the AAP symbol in the voting machine. Following this, the Aam Admi Party candidate Anita Pratap came to the polling booth to request the officials to stop the voting. Voting was stopped and the machine replaced, while additional time was allotted to make up for the lost time.
The AAP also filed a complaint in this regard with the Election Commission.