Polling process delayed due to EVM malfunctioning
Voting process was delayed in some of the booths in the national capital today after EVMs developed technical problems.delhi Updated: May 07, 2009 13:50 IST
Voting process was delayed in some of the booths in the national capital today after EVMs developed technical problems.
Deputy Chief Electoral Officer J K Sharma said there were complaints of non-functioning of EVMs in two polling booths in Laxmi Nagar area of East Delhi Lok Sabha seat and they were set right later.
There were also reports of non-functioning of EVMs in a polling booth in Kamla Market of Chandni Chowk seat besides at a booth in New Delhi constituency where polling was delayed by an hour due to technical problems.
With polling delayed, people were seen in long queues in front of the polling stations to exercise their franchise.
The presiding officers in these booths assured voters that the Election Commission's permission will be sought, if required, to extend the scheduled time of voting in view of the delay.