Maharashtra State Election Commission to use VVPAT machines in Nanded district municipal elections


New Delhi, Oct 4: The Maharashtra State Election Commission on Wednesday announced that it will use Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail  (VVPAT) machines in upcoming Nanded district municipal elections which is scheduled to be held on October 11.

The VVPAT machines will be implemented in ward no.2 which has 37 polling station in Nanded district civic elections, on pilot basis, news agency ANI reported.

Last month, Gujarat Election Commission also made the announcement about the usage of over 75,000 VVPAT gadgets in forthcoming assembly polls in Gujarat.

Besides, Gujarat and Maharashtra the machines would be used in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.

A VVPAT machine is basically a printer, which is either attached to the ballot or control unit according to length of the connecting wire. The gadget has a outlet from where the voter casts his vote. After this a paper slip containing the poll symbol and name of the candidate is printed through the machine. It allows the voter to verify his/her choice. After being visible to the voter from a glass case in the VVPAT for seven seconds, then the paper slip will fall directly into the collection box below.

Wefornews Bureau 

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