ITANAGAR: An awareness and demonstration programme on electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) was organized on Wednesday for media persons for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state. The main objective of the programme was to create awareness about the complete functioning of the EVM and VVPATs.
In his address, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pawan Kumar Sain said that this is the first time in the state that the Election Commission of India (ECI) conducted such a programme to ensure that there should not be a communication gap and there should not be any issue regarding EVM and VVPAT. “Our main purpose is to update on EVMs and how they are working,” Sain said.
The CEO further said that all the district electoral officers are also instructed to call all the representatives of the political parties and conduct a meeting. He appealed to the media to file positive reports for a free and fair election. The state-level master trainer, P. K Sona presented an overview of EVM and VVPAT, while district information officer (DIO) Tad Issac demonstrated the functioning of EVM and VVPAT.