VVPAT units started being used across the country from the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, in 2014 also VVPATs were used in 8 parliamentary seats.
The Election Commissioner of the country has said – Data shows that the matching of EVMs and VVPATs has been 100 percent. The results of the recent assembly elections have once again proved that this machine works with complete impartiality.
New Delhi. The matching of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) has been 100% in the recent assembly elections. On this, the Election Commissioner of the country has said – Data shows that EVMs and VVPATs have been 100% met. The results of the recent assembly elections have once again proved that these machines work with complete impartiality. Let us tell you that in addition to West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam, elections have been held in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
EVMs were developed in 1989 by the Election Commission of India. At the same time, VVPAT units started being used all over the country from the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, in 2014 also VVPATs were used in 8 parliamentary seats.
Where, how much VVPAT machine was used in the elections of five states
In the assembly elections, 1492 VVPATs were installed in West Bengal, 1183 in Tamil Nadu, 728 in Kerala, 647 in Assam and 156 in Puducherry. In April 2019, the Supreme Court had said in its order that it is the responsibility of the Election Commission to get the VVPAT slip matching of five EVMs in every electoral area.21 opposition parties had filed a petition in 2019, the Supreme Court had given the decision
In fact, the Supreme Court had given this decision on the petition of 21 opposition parties, which said that re-checking of VVPAT slips is necessary. At the same time, in the recent West Bengal assembly elections also, the Chief Minister of the state Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to the Election Commission for VVPAT matching.