Hands on training on Electronic Voting Machine and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail

Mangan, 7th January: A hands on training on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) for Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs), Supervisory Officers of North District was held today at Zilla Bhavan Coference, Mangan.
The District Collector (North) Shri Karma R Bonpo, Additional District Magistrate, Shri Somnath Adhikari, SDMs, BDOs and Revenue Officers attended the training programmed conducted by State Level Master trainer and SDM, Ravangla Shri Jigmee Wangchuk Bhutia and Additional Director, Election Department. A hands on training on EVMs and VVPATs was provided and the trainees were informed about the working of the EVMs/VVPATs machine.
The District Collector (North) stated that VVPATs were for the first time being used in the district and therefore there is a need to provide wide awareness to the public on the working of the VVPATs. In this regard the SDMs and BDOs are to provide the awareness training to the general voters from their offices in the near future. He also stated that most of the SDMs, BDOs and ROs will perform the roles as sector magistrate and therefore they should be experts in the use of these machines.
The District Administration North will provide wide awareness on EVMs and VVPATs as part of SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) program in the coming days.