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EVM and VVPAT glitches: Repolling on 123 booths of UP, Maharashtra, Nagaland to be held tomorrow

The commission has announced re-poll in 73 polling stations in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana, 49 polling stations in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondia and one polling station in Nagaland, after VVPAT machines developed snags during yesterday's Lok Sabha bypolls. 

India TV Politics Desk Reported by: India TV Politics Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 29, 2018 20:01 IST
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EVM and VVPAT glitches: Repolling on 123 booths of UP, Maharashtra, Nagaland to be held tomorrow

The glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines have forced the Election Commission (EC) to announce repolling on 123 booths of UP, Maharashtra and Nagaland. 

The commission has announced re-poll in 73 polling stations in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana, 49 polling stations in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondia and one polling station in Nagaland, after VVPAT machines developed snags during yesterday's Lok Sabha bypolls. 

The re-poll will be held from 7 am to 6 pm tomorrow, official sources said. 

The EC has ordered the transfer of the Gondia collector for "dereliction of duty", a top official of the poll panel said, adding that the new collector has assumed charge. 

Notifications for the re-poll have been issued in Lucknow, Kohima and Mumbai. 

Over 11 per cent of the 10,300 voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 10 states had developed faults and had to be replaced yesterday.

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