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Election Commission: 100% VVPATs to be deployed in 2019 General elections

Election Commission: 100% VVPATs to be deployed in 2019 General elections: Details, Highlights

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is committed to 100 percent deployment of VVPATs (Voter-verified paper audit trail) at all polling stations in the 2019 General election, as well as bye-elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. 

The Election Commission said the supply of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the Voter-verifiable paper audit trails (VVPTs) is on track and it is not a matter of concern.

In order to meet the requirement of 100 percent VVPATs for all polling stations for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election in 2019, it has placed an order of 17 lakh 45 thousand VVPATs to Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad. 

Till date, nine lakh 45 thousand units have been produced by the PSUs. Both PSUs have assured the Commission that the remaining eight lakh VVPAT units will be manufactured and supplied before the end of November 2018.


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