EC to get 30000 new VVPAT machines for Gujarat, Himachal polls
Election Commission will get 30,000 new paper trail machines in July, augmenting its present stock to a level where it can deploy these units in all polling stations during the assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year.
A Commission official said, it has 53,500 VVPAT machines and in the next three months, the EC will get 30,000 new machines. Nearly 84,000 units are sufficient for use in all polling stations in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the official said.
The poll watchdog will make a formal announcement that VVPAT machines will be used in all polling stations in the two states when the poll schedule will be announced.
While the term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly is ending on January 22 next year, the term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly will end on January 7. Going by the precedents, the elections could be held in December this year.
Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) unit is linked to the electronic voting machine which allows an elector to confirm whether the EVM has properly registered his vote given to a particular candidate. Electronics Corporation of India Limited and the Bharat Electronics Limited manufacture EVMs and VVPATS for the Commission.
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