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VVPAT Machines to be used with EVMs in Bijepur Bypoll

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Bhubaneswar: For the first time in Odisha, VVPAT or Voter-verified Paper Audit Trail will be used along with the EVMs during Bijepur bypoll. State Election Commissioner (SEC) DN Gupta has confirmed it.

The SEC confirmed that all booths in Bijepur assembly segment, will have VVPATs, which will release paper slips for the voters. That will act as a recepit and confirm the symbol they have voted for.

The move will end any doubts/speculations related to EVM tampering or manipulation. The SEC said dates for Bijepur bypoll would be announced after getting clearance from the Orissa HC.