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Tag: Vvpat

Lekhashree Samantsinghar
Patkura poll: BJP Raises Concern Over Security Of EVMs; BJD Responds

Kendrapara: A day after the conclusion of Patkura election, the focus has now shifted to the security of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs amid tension over allegations of opening of a VVPAT machine last night at the strong room set up in Kendrapara Autonomous College. Anticipating any untoward incident following election, even though […]

How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commission

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the past two days, video clips have gone viral, purportedly showing “unauthorised” transportation of the EVMs at various […]

Row over EVMs, EC dismisses allegations of manipulations

New Delhi: A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commission’s strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were “baseless” and “frivolous”. The charges of manipulations surfaced after some videos went viral, purportedly showing EVMs being transported in open trucks. […]

Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials

Agartala/Aizawl: Declartion of results for Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in Tripura and Mizoram would be delayed by three to four hours as counting of ballots would be completed only after tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM vote count in five polling stations – instead of one – in each Assembly segment, election officials said on […]

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SC junks PIL seeking 100% verification of VVPAT slips

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a PIL which sought 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for the recently held Lok Sabha elections. The plea was been filed by Tech for […]

May 23: No rush of poll results in Odisha, results to only trickle in!

Bhubaneswar: As the counting of votes in Odisha will clock a longer duration than its national counterparts, the Election Commission has geared up with all exigency arrangements at the counting halls in the State to conduct the process smoothly. For the first time, counting halls across the State to have ACs fitted with to beat […]

LS polls: 3rd phase sees largest deployment of EVMs

New Delhi: The third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections saw the largest-ever deployment of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 2.11 lakh polling stations spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories, the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that ever since their […]

Beyond call of duty: Odisha polling officials walk 15 kms to protect EVMs from Maoists

Phulbani/Patnagarh: In a bid to protect the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPAT machines, a polling party walked for 15 kilometres in a dense forest to reach Balandapada Police outpost in Naxal-infested Kandhamal district today. Their journey began from Barala, where Maoists had gunned down polling official Sanjukta Digal day before yesterday. As trees had […]

Glitch-free voting in first polls with 100% VVPATs

New Delhi: Marking the first Lok Sabha elections where VVPATs were deployed in 100 per cent of polling stations, voting happened with no major technical issues reported during the first phase polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. Polling was held in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories, along with simultaneous […]

VVPAT: SC orders 5 checks in every Assembly segment

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday increased voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) from one EVM per Assembly segment to five randomly selected Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The court said this was being done to ensure the greatest degree of accuracy and satisfaction in the election process. The court’s direction came on a plea by […]

SC seeks EC's response over opposition plea on EVMs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s (EC) response on a plea by the 21 opposition parties seeking the audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs). Issuing the notice to the EC, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak […]

'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 […]

Speculations rife on early polls following training of officials

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission starting trainings on poll management for government officials in the state, talks of early polls are doing rounds in political circles. Senior government officials including Block Development Officers (BDOs), Sub Collectors and Tehsildars today appeared a test on poll preparations as part of the training exercise at the office of […]

EC begins spadework for Bijepur bypoll; date yet to be declared

Bhubaneswar: The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and Electronic Voting Machines have been procured for the Bijepur bypoll, said Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha DN Gupta today without disclosing date for the by-election. He informed mediapersons that VVPAT machines have been procured from Gujarat as per the directive of the Election Commission of India. […]