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Chhattisgarh to introduce vote verification system in LS polls

Chhattisgarh to introduce vote verification system in LS polls

Electorate of Raipur Lok Sabha seat will be able to verify their votes with a new system attached to Electronic Voting Machines during the upcoming polls, an EC official said in Raipur on Monday.

Electorate of Raipur Lok Sabha seat will be able to verify their votes with a new system attached to Electronic Voting Machines during the upcoming polls, an EC official said in Raipur on Monday.

For the first time, a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system will be used in Chhattisgarh which will enable the voters to see the vote cast by them, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur said.

Raipur Parliamentary constituency is among three Lok Sabha seats where VVPAT will be used in the coming general elections, he said.

As soon as a voter casts his vote, the VVPAT will show a small slip on a glass covered screen with the symbol and the candidate he has voted for in the form of a small ballot paper, which after 3 to 4 seconds would automatically fall into an attached closed box, he said.

Collectors of two districts -- Raipur and Balodabazar -- which fall under the ambit of Raipur Lok Sabha constituency have been asked to ensure preparation in connection with the use of VVPAT, he said.

"They have been directed to educate people on the new system and conduct training of the officials," he said.

Total 2,785 VVPAT units will be used for the Raipur Lok Sabha constituency, the CEO added.


first published:March 31, 2014, 18:56 IST