EVM, paper trail should be matched at more polling stations: Ex-CECs to EC

Poll panel has not procured a single EVM in last 3 years!
Poll panel has not procured a single EVM in last 3 years!

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) must make efforts to increase the number of polling stations where results of EVMs are matched with paper trail machines, former chief election commissioners told the poll panel today.

They also suggested that the commission should work out ways to reduce the number of phases in elections to shorten the period of the model code.

The EC today held a round table conference with former chief election commissioners (CECs) and election commissioners.

The consultation was attended by former CECs M S Gill, J M Lyngdoh, T S Krishna Murthy, B B Tandon, S Y Quraishi, V S Sampath, H R Bramha and Nasim Zaidi, and former election commissioner G V G Krishnamurty.

The deliberations focused on the use of paper trail machines at all polling stations, reducing the period of model code and the need to curb hate speech, according to a commission spokesperson. (AGENCIES)


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