Training on Electronic Voting Machines

Namchi, January 4th (IPR): District collector (South) Mr. Prabhakar Verma inaugurated a hands on training on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) for Electoral Registration Officer (EROs), Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AEROs) alongwith the Supervisors of South District at the Conference Hall of the District Administrative Center, Namchi today.

The training was conducted by National Level Trainer cum SDM (Kabi) Mr Mahesh Sharma. The programme included a hands on training for the district officials on EVM and VVPAT they were also informed about the nuances and workings of the EVM / VVPATs machines.

Speaking, during the training DC Mr. Verma urged all the officials to take full advantage of the training session, to clear any doubts and practise on the demonstration EVM machines so that the officials are well prepared for conducting the ensuing general elections to be held this year. During the course of the training, all the officials were also given a set of Demo machines to practise with and familiarise themselves.

It maybe mentioned here that similar training shall be imparted to the Booth Level Officers (BLO) of all Assembly constituencies by the ERO/AEROs during this month in order for the BLOs to be equipped and can in detail transmit similar kinds of hands on training at the BAC level/ PS in their jurisdiction as part of Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities of South District.