New Delhi [India]- Welcoming the demand of implementing Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday said it has received the finances for buying the device and will have them activated by 2019 General Elections.
According to sources, the Election Commission said it would receive updated VVPATs in the time period stretching from August 2017 to September 2018.
The EC also asserted that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections would take place in the VVPAT format.
The Election Commission today convened an all-party meeting over the issue of EVM and other electoral reforms.
In its communication to the presidents of all the seven national and 48 state political parties, the Commission sent a status paper on EVMs and VVPAT.
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