VVPAT to be used in ten Assembly constituencies in Aizawl city

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VVPAT to be used in ten Assembly constituencies in Aizawl city
Aizawl:  Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said electronic voting machine with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) would be used in 10 out of 11 constituencies within the limits of Aizawl city during the Mizoram Assembly elections scheduled for November 25.

Mr Sampath said the VVPAT system would be introduced in all polling stations of ten Assembly seats within Aizawl city.

"The VVPAT system was not manufactured due to doubts on the EVM, but was part of the upgradation of the system," he said.

The EVMs have been tested by different people including those who claimed they could be tampered and manipulated with, he said, adding all tests have proved their reliability.

The VVPAT system was first experimented in the Noksen Assembly bypoll recently in Nagaland and Mizoram would be the first state where it would be introduced in a large scale, EC officials said.

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