Symbol fixing work in EVMs commenced

The work of fitting the names and symbols of the candidates contesting in the Gobichettipalayam Assembly constituency into the voting machine has started at the Gobi RDO office.

More than 100 people, including election staff, revenue officials and polling officials, involved in the work.

19 candidates from political parties and independents are contesting in the forthcoming assembly elections in Gobichettipalayam assembly constituency of Erode district.

Gobichettipalayam Assembly constituency has 349 polling stations in 29 constituencies.

It has 419 control machines, 838 voting machines and VVPAT machines.

The work of affixing the names and symbols of the candidates to these polling booths has started at the Gobichettipalayam RDO Office.

After breaking the seal of the room where the voting machines were kept earlier and taking out the voting machines, the machines were fitted with batteries and wires were attached and then the voters were engaged in matching the names and symbols.

After fitting the candidate names and symbols and checking that it is working properly, they put it back in the box and seal it.

The task is being overseen by the RDO and Returning Officer, Palani Devi.

The polling official said the process would take two days, after which the ballot papers would be packed separately.

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