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3, 363 VVPATs to be used in Ytl-Washim

Yavatmal: For the first time, VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines can be utilized in Yavatmal-Washim constituency as a part of making sure unfastened and honest elections following Supreme Court directives.

For this function, a complete of three,465 VVPAT machines had been made to be had by the Election Commission as against the requirement of three, 363. Besides, 5,754 poll devices (electronic balloting machines, EVMs) against the requirement of five,480 and 3,346 keep watch over devices in place of the required three,114 had been made to be had, it was once formally introduced.

According to district election officer and collector Ajay Gulhane, a mass awareness force was once conducted across the district and 1,13,492 electorate have been allowed to use these machines (VVPAT and EVM) throughout demonstrations.

The district has seven assembly segments with a complete of 2,491 polling stations unfold in Yavatmal-Washim (04), Hingoli (1) and Chandrapur (2) Lok Sabha constituencies. Yavatmal-Washim constituency has 2,181 polling stations.

Filing of the nominations will get started from March 18 and polling will happen on April 11 adopted by the depending on May 23.

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