HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014
EVMs would be tamper-proof, assures Gujarat EC official
Ahmedabad, October 25, 2012
First Published: 20:12 IST(25/10/2012)
Last Updated: 20:21 IST(25/10/2012)

A Gujarat Election Commission official on Thursday assured that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which will be used in the December elections to Assembly in the state would be 100% tamper-proof.

"We have, as per the instructions of Election Commission, adopted three levels of procedural mechanism which will remove every possibility of rigging EVMs," chief election officer, Ahmedabad and district collector Vijay Nehra said.

Elections are scheduled for December 13 and 17. Ahmedabad district has 21 Assembly constituencies and 4,856 polling stations.

"We have 9,934 ballot units (BU) and 7,887 control units (CU) and all these have been checked and certified as fit for the elections by the engineers of Bharat Electronic Limited, the manufacturer of EVMs," Nehra said.

On the election day, a "MockPoll" test would be carried out by the officials. After three levels of checking, the EVMs will be sealed in the presence of polling agents of candidates and EC-appointed observers.

"We will be using the kind of tamper-proof EVMs which have never been used anywhere in the world yet and which guarantee free and fair election," Nehra said.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus


Gujarat Elections 2012:
Don't miss

Cong to target Modi through music CDs

In a carefully crafted strategy for the coming elections in Gujarat, the Congress is avoiding personal attacks on chief minister Narendra Modi. Instead, the party will target him on development issues, Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

EC bans using Navratra functions for poll campaign

 Election Commission which on Sunday barred all kinds of political activities at religious functions in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the nine-day revelry.
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved