VVPAT to be used first time in Jind bypoll

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11

For the first time in Haryana, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines would be used in the Jind byelections.

An official spokesman said a meeting was held by General Observer Saurabh Bhagat regarding preparations for the byelections in which officers and representatives of political parties were present.

Bhagat said with the use of VVPAT machines in the elections, the voter would be able to see on screen for seven seconds the name of the candidate to whose account the vote had been credited.

Addressing the representatives of all political parties and the Independent candidates, Bhagat directed them to follow the model code of conduct.

He said web casting cameras would be installed at polling centres in urban areas and videography cameras would be installed at polling centres in the rural areas.

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