Election Commission yet to receive tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips

PTI New Delhi May 26, 2019, 06.41 AM(IST)

A total of 42 candidates are in the fray for the bypolls to the three seats, the election to which was held on Monday. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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But a top EC official said Saturday that no discrepancy has been reported from any of the 542 constituencies.

The Election Commission is yet to receive a final tally of mandatory matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results of five randomly picked polling booths in each assembly segment across all constituencies.

But a top EC official said Saturday that no discrepancy has been reported from any of the 542 constituencies.

Paper slips of more than 20,600 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were counted in more than 4,000 assembly segments

After VVPATs were introduced, no discrepancy in the tallying of votes polled through EVMs has been reported in the previous assembly elections.

It is for the first time that the matching of paper trail machines slips with voting machines was held in a Lok Sabha election.

Elections in the Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu were cancelled by the EC citing excessive use of money power.

No new date has so far been announced by the EC.