Gangtok, Jan 9 (IPR)
An awareness camp and hands on training on the EVM & VVPAT is being organized by the DEO office, East District at District Control Room, MG Marg from 07.01.2019 to 11.01.2019.
Since VVPAT is an additional machine to be used along with EVM from upcoming election 2019, it was felt necessary to organize such camps where people can acquaint themselves with the process of voting using VVPAT. Hence, the main purpose of organizing the camp is to familiarize people with VVPAT. During the course of the camp, many people have casted their vote using dummy symbols and experienced the process of voting with VVPAT. The queries raised by the people were cleared by the election officials deputed for the purpose.
The initiative for awareness generation was taken under the District SVEEP plan for EVM & VVPAT. Such awareness generation camp shall be organized in the District Administrative Centre premises, BACs and other prominent places too in the upcoming days.