Mangan, March 18 (IPR): In compliance with directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the North District Election Office successfully conducted first randomization of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the presence of District Magistrate-cum-District Election Officer, Shri Raj K Yadav, SDM (HQ) Mangan, Shri Samdup Bhutia, officials of the Election Department and District NIC and representatives of all political parties of the district, today here at chamber of the District Collector.
Whole process of first randomization was carried out through ‘Election Management System’ (EMS) software with an aim to rule out any fix location of the electronic voting machines. Earlier, DEO explained in detail about the first randomization process and EMS software to the representatives of the political parties.
Thereafter, Electronic Voting Machines located at strong room, Zilla Bhawan, Pentok was shifted to newly constructed strong room at District Administrative Centre premises in the presence of all political parties. Entire shifting process was supervised by the SDM of Mangan, Kabi and Dzongu and escorted by the police personnel.
Later on, all EVM were physically segregated as per the first randomization sheet and kept aside assembly constituency/assembly segment wise at new strong room in the presence of the representatives of all political parties and other authorized governmental officials. Entry to the strong is restricted and guarded by the police personnel 24×7.