VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls

VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls: (The Hindu)

Context:

  • Use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)

What is the news?

  • The Election Commission of India will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) gadgets with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in upcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat.

Why is it important?

  • This is the first time an entire assembly poll will be conducted using EVMs equipped with VVPAT
  • VVPAT machines will allow voters to verify if their vote has gone to the intended candidate
  • This would ensure transparency in the voting process
  • The machine is being put to use in Gujarat following a petition
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