‘First Level Checking’ of EVMs and VVPAT to commence today

Bhubaneswar: The ‘First Level Checking’ of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will commence today.

The inspection will be held during a meeting of district collectors chaired by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar during which two officials from Election Commission of India (ECI) will impart training on the use of EVM and VVPAT.

According to sources, the ‘First Level Checking’ will continue for two months.

Notably, the VVPAT was for the first time used during the previous by-election and will be used for all the constituencies during the upcoming general elections.

The voters’ list rectification process is scheduled to begin tomorrow, informed sources.

Earlier on Thursday, the CEO held a meeting with the representatives of different political parties of the State in connection with electoral roll revision ahead of the polls.