Chikkamagaluru: The first computer-based randomisation process of electronic voting machines (EVMs) was conducted in the presence of representatives of various political parties and returning officers of constituencies as per the election commission’s guidelines in view of the Karnataka Assembly General Elections 2023.
The first randomisation process of electronic voting machines (EVMs) was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office Hall. There are a total of 1222 polling stations for the 5 Assembly constituencies in the District. Ballot unit 1469, control unit 1469, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT 1591) and voting machines will be supplied.
The first phase of examination (FLC) has already been completed (they have already been verified in the presence of political parties).
Speaking on the occasion, District Electoral Officer and Deputy Commissioner K. N. Ramesh said that the first randomisation will be held as per the election commission’s guidelines in the presence of representatives of all political parties. After this, the voting machines will be sent to the respective constituencies. The voting machines will be stored in the strong rooms of the respective assembly constituencies, he said.
There are a total of more than 4529 machines including ballot unit, control unit, and VVPAT for the five Assembly constituencies in the District. No one knows which of these machines will go to which field. After the first randomisation, it will be known which EVM will be sent to which constituency, he noted.