Electronic voting machines (EVMs) used for polling in the 1,497 polling stations in Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency were transported under tight security and stored at strong rooms at the Saranathan College of Engineering, the counting centre for the constituency.
The EVMs sealed after the polling was transported from the respective polling stations under police escort and the process went on till early hours of Friday. The EVMs were stored in different strong rooms Assembly segment wise.
On Friday morning, the strong rooms were locked and sealed by Collector and Returning Officer Jayashree Muralidharan, Observer Harendra Nath Bora and agents of the candidates.
Elaborate security arrangement has been made at the counting centre. A three-tier security system will be in place involving both State police and paramilitary personnel. Agents of the contesting candidates will maintain a vigil at the centre till the day of counting on May 16.
Closed circuit television cameras have been installed in front of each strong room and other parts of the counting centre and security personnel will monitor the same round-the-clock.
Later in the day, Ms. Muralidharan held meetings with scrutiny committee comprising candidates and their representatives to review the poll process.
According to sources, no re-poll has been recommended in any of the polling station in the district.