Gyalshing, 4th March, 2019 (IPR): The First Level Checking (FLC) for additional Electronic Voting Machine and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was started by Election Department, West at the EVM and VVPAT Warehouse, Kyongsa, West Sikkim.
The FLC was presided over by Shri. Karma L. Lepcha, ADC (W), Shri. Tushar G. Nikhare, SDM (HQ) and Ms. Sonam Palmu Bhutia, US (Election).
Authorised representatives of political parties Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) were also present.
A total 78 Ballot Unit (BU) , 87 Control Unit (CU) and 53 VVPAT has been completed out of which 1 Control Unit and 2 VVPATs were rejected.