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Announcement to the Election Commission regarding reconciliation of all EVM votes with VVPAT.

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The petitioner argued that experts have raised various concerns regarding VVPAT and EVM. Due to alleged discrepancies between the counting of EVM and VVPAT votes earlier, it is important that all VVPAT slips are counted carefully.

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New Delhi: Before the Lok Sabha elections The Supreme Court on Monday (April 1) issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding a petition seeking all Voter Verification Trail Tracking (VVPAT) slips.

The petition concerns the correct registration of votes by Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), demanding that every EVM vote be matched with the VVPAT record sheet to alleviate concerns about electoral irregularities.

According to news, currently only five unusually selected EVM scores will be combined with VVPAT slips in each Assembly constituency.

According to a report by Live Law, Justice BR Goi and Justice Sandeep Mehta issued a notice to the Election Commission during the hearing of the petition, also linking the petition with another petition filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). On the same issue The new petition was filed by lawyer and activist Arun Kumar Agarwal.

The petition also challenges the Election Commission’s rules. By VVPAT verification will be carried out accordingly. Instead of doing it all at once cause delays The petitioner said that if this process were done simultaneously and there were more officials. Verification will be completed within 5 to 6 hours.

Along the bars and benches The petitioner argued that experts have raised many concerns regarding VVPAT and EVM. Considering the number of alleged discrepancies between EVM and VVPAT vote counting in the past, it is imperative that all VVPAT slips are counted carefully.

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