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EC yet to receive final tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips

It is for the first time that the matching of paper trail machines slips with voting machines was held in a Lok Sabha election. 

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New Delhi Published on: May 26, 2019 6:37 IST
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EC yet to receive final tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips

After paper slips of more than 20,600 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were counted in more than 4,000 assembly segments, the Election Commission is yet to receive a final tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results of five randomly picked polling booths in each assembly segment across all constituencies. 

However, no discrepancy has been reported from any of the 542 constituencies, a top EC official said Saturday. 

Also Read | Election Commission rejects Opposition's demand of change in counting procedure

It is for the first time that the matching of paper trail machines slips with voting machines was held in a Lok Sabha election. 

Elections in the Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu were cancelled by the EC citing excessive use of money power.

No new date has so far been announced by the poll body.

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