More candidates pose EVM shortage in MP

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Shivpuri, MP, Nov 15 (UNI) A large number of candidates in all five Assembly segments of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh has led to a shortage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the district, election officials said today.

According to the officials, all five Assembly constituencies have more than 20 candidates warranting use of more than one EVM in each booth.

There are 1,070 polling booths in total with 1,177 EVMs in stock and Election Commission has sent additional stock of 1,425 EVMs to meet the shortage, election office sources said, adding with that, the district will have a total of about 2,600 EVMs.

In Pichhor constituency, there are 33 candidates in total, for which three ballot units will have to be used wherein one unit could accommodate a maximum of 16 candidates.

Kolaras has a total of 32 candidates followed by Pohari 31, Shivpuri 25 and Karera 21, sources added.

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