100% Physical Verification of EVMs and VVPATs conducted at South DAC

Namchi, 23 April (IPR): 100% physical verification of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) using mobile application was demonstrated in strong room established at the premises of the South District Administration Centre in Namchi, South SIkkim today.

Present during the verification were Sub Divisional Magistrate (Headquarter), Mr. Sunil Mothey, Under Secretary, Election, Ms. Tripti H. Subba, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Arun Thatal, District Information Officer, NIC, Mr. Rajeev Rai, and officials from Election Department and representatives from various political parties.

At the onset of the verification process, the SDM (HQ) presented a brief about the working of the mobile application and VVPATs. He also added that use of VVPAT during the elections clears uncertainty amongst the public about effective working of EVMs.

Additionally, US, Election spoke in detail about the functioning of the Mobile Application which is equipped with modern technological facility in order to ensure error free recording of EVMs and VVPATs.

The team tested the EVMs in the presence of representatives of political parties, election officials. The same will continue till 24 April and a report will be sent to CEO Sikkim and ECI as per directions.

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