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