The mock poll drive is taken up an hour before the start of actual polling to ensure that the three parts of the voting system — EVM, control unit and VVPAT — are functioning properly. Dummy votes are also polled to check the functioning of the three parts.
Updated on May 14, 2019 03:54 PM IST
“While 779 VVPAT machines had to be replaced during the mock poll held between 6 am and 7 am, another 450 had to be replaced when the actual voting process started from 7 am,” said a senior official of the poll panel.
Published on May 13, 2019 06:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
30 control units and 109 VVPATS across the state and these were replaced immediately.
Published on May 07, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | HT Correspondent
At Harshani booth in Barmer, a man broke the ballot unit allegedly because he was angry over the slow pace of polling. The district election officer has lodged an FIR against the man.
Published on Apr 30, 2019 11:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, JAIPUR | HT Correspondent
A contest by so many farmers is likely to pose problems for the Election Commission. One EVM can accommodate only 16 names and the control unit can record the voting of only four such EVMs linked together, which means each control unit can register a maximum of 64 candidates.
Published on Mar 20, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Efforts are on to provide pick-up and drop facilities to persons with disabilities (PWDs). And along with all other states, this will be the first time that Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines are deployed in all polling stations.
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 07:18 AM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent