EVM, VVPAT randomised for two East constituencies

Sun, Oct 6, 2019

GANGTOK,(IPR): The second and final round of randomization of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) for the upcoming bye elections for Martam Rumtek and Gangtok Assembly constituencies was held in the chamber of East Returning Officer Raj Yadav in presence of general observer for Martam Rumtek Susil Kumar Yadav, general observer Gangtok Madhurima Baruah (Sen), representatives of political parties along with the elections officials today.
The entire process of randomization was done through EVM Management System (EMS) as per the directions of the Election Commission of India.
The randomization was followed by inspection of strong room by the observers and commissioning of EVMs at zilla conference hall.
The general observer for Gangtok, Madhurima Baruah (Sen) accompanied by flying squad team and static surveillance team visited seven polling stations under Gangtok constituency. The general observer found all polling stations are well established in a voter’s friendly environment.


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