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‘Gujarat, HP polls with VVPAT, confident of full coverage’

DNMUM392523 | 7/16/2017 | Author : Manan Kumar | WC :395 | India

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New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) is confident of full coverage of the upcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
“We already have 85,000 VVPATs and 30,000 more will be added by September-end, which will be enough to cover each polling station in both the states. This includes the reasonable replacement value that needs to be factored in for possible malfunctioning of machines,” said sources in the EC.
Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh that will go to polls simultaneously in November-December this year will have about 47,000 and 7,500 polling stations, respectively.
The EC is also expected to submit an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding the sam
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