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Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti on Friday told the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of states and Union Territories to develop extensive training programmes on VVPATs to prepare the electoral officers to use the paper trail machines, along with the EVMs.
He said that systematic voter education and electoral participation (SVEEP) should be developed as a core area of election management.
Senior EC officials also participated in the conference and made presentations on pivotal issues like EVMs and VVPATs, electoral registration officers' net, electoral roll, SVEEP, expenditure monitoring, social media and paid news, among others.