Punjab: Repolling ordered at 48 polling stations on Feb 9 over VVPAT snag

EC had used VVPAT for the first time in Punjab at 6,668 polling stations in 33 assembly segments

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The Punjab Election 2017  on Tuesday ordered repolling in 48 polling stations falling in Majitha, Muktsar and Sangrur assembly segments in Punjab following malfunctioning in the Voter-Verified Audit Paper Trail (VVPAT) EVMs on February4.

The repolling will take place on February 9.

Besides, the repolling will also take place at polling stations in Moga and Sardulgarh segments where EVMs displayed the votes polled during mock polls.

“The repolling will take place at 48 polling stations because of the malfunctioning in VVPAT on polling day. The repolling will take place on February 9,” Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

He said polling stations where the repolling shall take place are in Majitha, Muktsar and Sangrur assembly segments where VVPAT developed snag.

Singh further said that repolling would also be held at polling stations in Moga and Sardulgarh assembly segments.

The repolling has been ordered at 32 polling stations of Majitha (12), Muktsar (9), Sangrur (6), Moga (1) and Sardulgarh (4) and 16 polling stations of Amritsar Lok Sabha bye-election, an official said.

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