Mangan, 30 Aug (IPR): In compliance with the directions of the Election Commission of India, the North District Election Office successfully shifted ‘D’ category EVMs and VVPATs i.e., unused Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) during General Elections 2019 which was stored at earmarked strong room at Zilla Bhawan in Pentok to the District EVM Warehouse, District Administration Centre, Mangan today.
A total of 75 Control Units (CUs), seventy eight Ballot Units (BUs) and 67 VVPATs were shifted in the presence of State Nodal Officer, Election Department, Shri P.W. Lepcha, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mangan, Shri Karma Thendup Bhutia, and Head Assistant, Election Department, North, Shri John Bhutia.
The whole shifting process was carried out under the surveillance of the Police personnel & authorized Government officials after opening the strong room at 11:00 A.M.
Later, the EVMs and VVPATs were kept according to their respected constituencies at warehouse.
The Strong Room was locked and sealed at 2:46 p.m. in the presence of SDM, Mangan and police personnel.