Results may be delayed in Gujarat by 3-4 hrs due to VVPAT counting
Election authorities said Wednesday that declaration of results of 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat may get delayed by around 3 to 4 hours due to counting of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips.
VVPAT slips of five randomly selected Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be counted in every Assembly segment after EVM votes are counted, said the state's Chief Electoral Officer S Murali Krishna.
Each of the 26 Lok Sabha seats has six to seven assembly segments.
Former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says EVMs cannot be tampered with
Former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told ANI, " EVMs can't be tampered with. EVM security protocol is so strict whenever a strong room has to be opened, representatives of all political parties have to be there, machines are taken out in their presence, mock poll is also conducted.
In fact when making EVM ready for the polling, a mock poll is again conducted at polling station where all the polling agents are asked to vote & then count, so all these arrangements ensure that EVMs can't be tampered with.
States/UTs were further asked to take adequate measures for the security of strong rooms and venues of counting of votes. This is in the wake of calls given and statements made in various quarters for inciting violence and causing disruption on the day of counting of votes. https://t.co/1A8T5cCgoO— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2019
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NEWS18 alert: As per the opposition’s demand, EVM counting may begin post noon or evening. Opposition has demanded counting of 5 VVPATs of polling booth to be matched with EVM before the counting of votes. If opposition demands are accepted, then the trends cannot be expected before evening and might take 2-3 day for the full results to be declared: EC source