All Polling stations of Assam to have VVPAT System: CEO
GUWAHATI: All polling stations in Assam will have VVPAT system during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Chandra Sahu said here Wednesday.
A VVPAT device is a printer attached to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). The VVPAT devices dispense a slip with the name and symbol of the party candidate for which a person has voted, thus enabling verification of the voting process.
The VVPAT slips will be counted along with the votes punched into the EVM from randomly selected polling stations and tally with the counted votes, the CEO told reporters.
Sahu said VVPAT awareness campaign has begun across the state with voters participating in mock voting to familiarise themselves with the device.