Election Commission rejects Opposition parties’ demand on VVPAT verification

By Xappie Desk, May 22, 2019 18:12 IST

Election Commission rejects Opposition parties’ demand on VVPAT verification

The Election Commission rejected the Opposition parties’ demand for the tallying of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips in five polling booths in each Assembly segment with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) prior to the counting of votes.

 
Representatives of 22 Opposition parties had met the Commission on Tuesday and raised the demands.
 
Stating that VVPATs should be counted in five polling booths per Assembly segment before the counting of votes, they had said that in case of any discrepancy in VVPAT verification in any segment, 100% counting of the slips at all polling stations be done in that particular segment.



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