Election Officials from Block Development Office at Sukhia came to demonstrate the new generation Electronic Voting Machine and train students at Salesian College Sonada on 1st March 2019.
The Indian General Elections, 2019 are expected to be held in May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha (Parliament).
The EVM for 2019 elections is designed with three units: the control unit and the balloting unit, and the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). These units are joined together by an electric cable.
The control unit of the EVM is kept with the presiding Election Officer or the Polling Officer. The balloting unit and VVPAT units are kept within the voting compartment for electors to cast their votes. This is done to ensure that the polling officer verifies one’s identity.
With the EVM, instead of issuing a ballot paper, the polling officer will press the Ballot Button which enables voter to cast his/her vote. A list of candidates names and/or symbols will be available on the machine with a blue button next to it. The voter can press the button next to the candidate’s name they wish to vote for and a slip of paper shows the party symbol of the candidate selected. The receipt is visible to the voter for seven-seconds before it drops into a sealed box.
After pressing the button indicating the symbol of the political party of one’s choice, he or she needs to look at the display box and see the symbol one voted for – just for a brief 7 seconds before the slip too is dropped into the ‘ballot’ box.