VVPAT Machine Will be Kept for Demonstration for 10 Days

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  • BBMP official and Chief Electoral Officer to jointly organise a display on working of VVPAT (Voter Verification Paper Audit Trial) in Bangalore South LoK Sabha seat.
  • The demonstration of VVPAT to continue for 10 days in South Lok Sabha constituency is being done first-time on trial basis.
  • CEO Anil Kumar Jha calls VVPAT machine a printing devise.
  • VVPAT to be set up in all 1,925 South Bangalore Lok Sabha polling booths will be on a trial basis ahead of poll.
  • The machine keeps a printed record of voter’s choice inside it on thermal papers that remains undamaged for five years.
  • The constituency’s small size compared to three other seats in Bangalore city makes it ideal for the VVPAT experiment
  • Voters are not allowed to take mobile phones inside polling booths, those violating the rule will face action under RPA Act.
  • Any anomaly in printed record can be reported to concerned presiding officer at booth.
  • Machine record can be used to authenticate the votes polled if a candidate in the fray so demands in writing
  • In 2004 Lok Sabha polls, EVMS to have the option button of NOTA (None Of The Above) to record voters’ rejection of all candidates.

Exams Perspective:

  1. VVPAT (Voter Verification Paper Audit Trial)
  2. NOTA (None Of The Above)
  3. Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)