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June 23, 2024 12:58 pm

General Observer inspects process to prepare EVMs for polling day (June 1); directs officials to ensure videography of entire process

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, May 23

General Observer for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency Divya Mittal IAS inspected the process to prepare the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines which are to be used on the polling day (June 1).

The inspection was done at the strong rooms of different assembly constituencies established in SRS Government Polytechnic College, Rishi Nagar (Gill constituency); SCD Government College for Boys (Ludhiana East); KVM Senior Secondary School (Ludhiana South) and Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines (Ludhiana West).

It is pertinent here to mention that administration is working to prepare 7974 ballot units, 3498 control units, and 3795 VVPATs which are to be used on polling day (June 1). The preparation process is being taken up under the supervision of Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) of the respective assembly constituencies.

During the inspections, General Observer Divya Mittal directed the respective AROs to ensure safety of the EVMs. She also issued directions to ensure videography of the entire process.

The authorities confirmed that all EVMs and VVPATs would be ready for use after reformatting, which is crucial for ensuring smooth, hassle-free, and transparent elections.

General Observer Divya Mittal directed the officials to adhere to the directions of Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.

Regional Transport Officer (RTO)-cum ARO of Gill constituency Randeep Singh Heer; MC Joint Commissioner–cum-ARO Ludhiana East Chetan Bunger; MC Joint Commissioner-cum-ARO of Ludhiana South Inder Pal; ADC-cum-ARO Ludhiana West Rupinder Pal Singh among other officials were also present during the inspections.

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