Gujarat to be first big state after Goa to use EVMs with VVPAT
Gujarat will be the second state after Goa to use the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system for the Assembly elections. Here, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be equipped with VVPAT.
State Chief Electoral Officer and Principal Secretary Mr. B. B. Sawain announced this at a press conference in Gandhinagar on Septmebr 28, 2017. Approx 70,182 VVPAT machines will be used in the state for the Assembly elections. During the poll, the voters will experience the transparency and would enjoy a new right. According to the latest electoral list, it has as many as 4.33 crore registered voters in the state.
Topics: Election Commission of India • Election technology • Elections • Elections in India • Electoral fraud • Electoral reform in India • Electronic voting • Electronic voting in India • Noksen • Politics • Voter-verified paper audit trail • Voting machine