South completes physical verification of EVMs and VVPAT using mobile app

Namchi, 23 Apr (IPR): Complete physical verification of Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) using a mobile application was demonstrated at the South District Administration Centre EVM strong-room today.

Present for the verification were SDM (HQ) Sunil Mothey, Tripti H. Subba (Under Secretary, Election), Arun Thatal (SDPO), Rajeev Rai (DIO, NIC) and officials from the Election Department and representatives from various political party.

At the onset of the verification process, the SDM (HQ) explained the working of the mobile application and VVPATs. The use of VVPATs during elections clears uncertainty amongst the public about the effectiveness EVMs, he highlighted.

Ms Subba, in turn, detailed the functioning of the Mobile Application which is equipped with the facility to ensure error-free recording of EVMs and VVPATs.

The team tested the EVMs in the presence of representatives from political parties, election officials and the process is scheduled to continue till 24 April, after which a report will be sent to the CEO-Sikkim and ECI.