Special training programmes for election officials to start from September 27News — By The Desk on September 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM
Indian Express: EVMs will be selected randomly before being sent to the polling stations to make sure that one cannot assess which polling station a specific EVM will be used.
With the assembly elections on October 13, district collector Chandrakant Dalvi who is also the chief election officer said that special training programmes for the officers on the election duty would be conducted on September 27, October 4 and October 11.
Conducting a meeting of the election department wing of the district collectorate, he said with the model code of conduct being enforced August 31, all banners and posters have been removed according to the election code.
He said that all returning officers and assistant returning officers and the quick response teams were in place.
Dalvi also added that the final list of the voters would be put up on the Internet. The first supplementary list was announced by the district collectorate, which has seen an additional 4 lakh names the Lok Sabha polls.
He said that the district collectorate would set up two helplines to attend to calls citizens. He said that in a bid to prevent tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the assembly election would see randomisation of the machines. Under the process the machines will be selected randomly before being sent to the polling stations to make sure that one cannot assess to which polling station a specific EVM will be used. During the first stage, serial numbers of the EVMs will be listed under the jurisdiction of a District Election Officer. Then, the EVMs, to be used in a particular constituency, will be randomly selected through a computerised process. Further randomisation will be done by returning officer to determine which specific EVM will be used in a particular polling station of that constituency.