First time randomization process of EVM and VVPAT to be used at Jind By Election

Jan 19, 2019 17:00 | Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 19: The first randomization process of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines to be used in Jind Assembly constituency bye-elections was completed in Mini Secretariat of Jind today. The randomization process was completed in the presence of General Observer, Mr Saurabh Bhagat. Candidates of different political parties and independents candidates contesting in the Jind bye-elections were also present during the randomization process.

            Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer, Mr Amit Khatri, Special Superintendent of Police, Mr Ashwin Shenvi, Returning Officer, Jind Assembly Constituency, Mr. Virender Singh Sehrawat were also present on this occasion. The randomization process was completed by the Technical Director, Information and Science Officer, Mr MZR Badar, through the computer.

            Similarly, the second randomization process of polling parties was completed in the presence of General Observer, Mr  Saurabh Bhagat. The first randomization process of Micro Observer has been completed today.  

            General Observer, Mr Saurabh Bhagat said that EVM and VVPAT machines should be displayed at Saral Kendras to provide information about usage of these machines to the general public.

 District Electoral Officer, Mr Amit Khatri directed the officers concerned with the bye-elections to set up a counter at Saral Kendras to give training of using EVM and VVPAT machines to the people as maximum number of people visit the Saral Kendras for various services.  A Master trainer would also be available to impart training.

Superintendent of Police, Mr  Ashwin Shenvi  said that a woman police personnel would remain on duty at every polling booth. Apart from this, deputing adequate number of police forces would be ensured at every polling booth.