Repoll begins in Velachery

The repolling began on Saturday from 7 am in Velachery Assembly constituency’s booth number 92 in Chennai.

Fresh polling was announced by the Election Commision of India on April 13 for the booth after three Chennai Corporation officials were found transporting two Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and VVPAT machines of the booth on a two-wheeler on Velachery-Taramani High Road.

The booth has 548 voters and the voting will end at 7 pm. The Election Commission has made arrangements to distribute hand sanitiser, masks and gloves to the voters. They have also arranged to ink the voters on their middle finger, since their index fingers were already inked during the voting held on April 6.

The Election Commission of India ordered a repoll in the booth following reports submitted by returning officers and observers about the incident on April 6. While the two EVM machines were unused, the VVPAT machine was used for 50 minutes and 15 votes were cast in the machine, said Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo.

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