Lok Sabha Election 2019

More EVMs, VVPATs randomised

Additional devices as contestants exceeded 15

Election officials in Vellore on Friday randomized 4,173 additional electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines at the district headquarters. They will soon be sent to strong rooms in the constituencies where general elections and Assembly bypolls are to be held on April 18.

Bypolls would be held alongside Parliamentary elections in Sholingur, Gudiyatham (sc) and Ambur constituencies in Vellore. District Election Officer and Collector S.A. Raman supervised the randomisation and loading operations. On March 25, 4,173 EVMs and VVPATs along withcontrol units were assigned to 3,456 polling stations. The second batch was necessitated since more than 15 candidates were contesting in Vellore and Arakkonam constituencies, a source from the Collectorate said.

The EVMs have three units — ballot unit which voters use to exercise their choice, control unit which polling officers use to control the ballot unit and VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines that print slips for voters to verify their voting preference.

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