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Poll preparation, first set of VVPAT arrives

Correspondent

Agartala, October 26, 2017: With days left for announcement of assembly poll schedule in Tripura, preparations have started taking shape. Election Commission of Indian has sent 80 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) for their use with EVM in the election exercise in the state.

Apart from this the commission has further extended time for revision of electoral roll. November 30 is the deadline it has fixed.

The current consignment of VVPATS machines would be used for training of officials to be involved in the election process. Use of the machines which confirms correct impression on button of a desired candidate was sought by most the political parties.

Assembly elections in Tripura are due in February 2018.