Gandhinagar, Dec 12: The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered re-polling in six booths, where first phase of voting took place on December 9.
“The poll panel has cancelled the results stored in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in six booths in four constituencies of the first phase of elections”, news agency IANS quoted, Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat B.B. Swain was saying.
The officers of these booths had forgotten to wipe out the mock drill election results necessitating the re-election.
The booths were re-polling will be held includes Dhunda and Manpar booths in Jam Jodhpur assembly constituency, Bandharda and Gangda in Una constituency, Chorwad in Nizar constituency and Chanod colony, Chanod in Umargaon constituency, both the latter are Scheduled Tribe (ST) constituencies.
“The reasons for cancelling these booth results is that the Presiding Officers (PO) had forgotten to wipe and delete the existing mock poll drill in their EVMs. We have initiated necessary actions against these lax officials,” Swain told the IANS.
All the voters of these booths, the respective officials and political parties have been informed regarding the change.
The re-polls will take place along with the second phase elections for the remaining 93 seats of the 182 seat state assembly. The counting of votes to be held with Himachal Pradesh on December 18.