Tamil Nadu: Voters applaud paper audit trail system
Kancheepuram, May 16: The voters of Kancheepuram constituency in Tamil Nadu are happy with the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) system, which has been introduced by the Election Commission.
After casting their votes, many voters have shown confidence that their votes have gone to the candidates of their choice. "We used to leave the booth distrustfully during the previous elections as we are not sure about whether the vote cast by us went to the same candidate. This time, we were able to see the election symbol of the candidate to whom we have cast the vote. Hence, we are doubly sure that we have cast the vote to the person to whom we wanted to", said one.
After its successful implementation in last year's Bihar Assembly Polls, the VVPAT was instructed to be implemented in the TN elections also by the Supreme Court.
Following the SC's demand, the EC had introduced this facility in 17 different assembly segments-Kancheepuram, Anna Nagar (in Chennai), Vellore, Krishnagiri, Salem (North), Erode (West), Tiruppur (North), Coimbatore (North), Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli (West), Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Villupuram, Madurai (East), Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.