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Have you heard of VVPAT?

The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be used at all polling stations in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election.

VVPAT is a machine that will be connected to the Electronic Voting Machine. On casting the vote this machine will dispense a slip containing the name and symbol of the candidate we voted for. This slip will be available for viewing for 7 seconds only to the voter after they cast their vote.

After that the slip will fall into a container connected to VVPAT; the voter will not be able to touch or take the slip. In case the slip doesn’t show up, the voter can raise an alarm and alert the concerned officer at the booth.
The use of VVPAT machines has been a success during elections held in the past, and keeping in view its effectiveness, the Election Commission of India has promised to provide 100 per cent VVPAT machines at all the polling stations.

Special camp for voters

The Election Commission of India is conducting a special camp for voters today, Feb.24. The camp will be held in all the designated polling booths at Adyar for voter enrolment, deletion of names and corrections from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

At each polling station, booth level officers will provide adequate number of forms and receive forms from the applicants. Individuals who have attained 18 years of age as on 1st January, 2019, can apply for new voter ID.
Ensure you take 2 passport size photos, a copy of your Aadhar card and another address proof.