Commissioning of EVMs & VVPATs commences in South district

Namchi, 02 Apr (IPR): The Commissioning of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) to be used for the ensuing General Elections, 2019 commenced from 1st April at the auditorium hall of Namchi Senior Secondary School.

The commissioning process was done in the presence of Returning Officer (South) Mr. Ragul K., Assistant Returning Officer Mr. Satyen K. Pradhan, Sector Magistrates, candidates and election agents.

On 1st April, the commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs for Assembly Constituencies namely, 11- Namchi Singhithang, 12- Melli, 14- Temi-Namphing, 15-Rangang- Yangang was prepared.

Today, the commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs for constituencies namely that of 09 Barfung, 10- Poklok Kamrang, 13- Namthang Rateypani and 16- Tumin Lingi was arranged.

It maybe also mentioned that a total number of 24 Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) engineers from Bengaluru oversaw the commissioning. They also uploaded the symbols in the VVPATs.

After the preparation, the EVMs and VVPATs were stored in the respective Strong Rooms in the presence of General Observer to Assembly Constituencies, Mr. Shrish Chandra Verma and agents of contesting candidates.

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