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EC yet to receive tally of matching paper trail slips with EVM results

Paper slips of more than 20,600 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were counted in more than 4,000 assembly segments

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The is yet to receive a final tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results. This is done for five randomly picked polling booths in each assembly segment across all constituencies.

But a top official said Saturday that no discrepancy has been reported from any of the 542 constituencies.

Paper slips of more than 20,600 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were counted in more than 4,000 assembly segments.

After VVPATs were introduced, no discrepancy in the tallying of votes polled through have been reported in the previous assembly elections.

It is for the first time that the matching of paper trail machines slips with voting machines was held in a Lok Sabha election.

Elections in the Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu were cancelled by the citing excessive use of money power.

No new date has so far been announced by the

First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 00:05 IST
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