Repoll ordered in 48 polling stations in Punjab on Feb 9 by EC
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Repoll ordered in 48 polling stations in Punjab on Feb 9 by EC



The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in 48 polling stations falling in Majitha, Muktsar and Sangrur Assembly segments in Punjab following malfunctioning in the Voter-Verified Audit Paper Trail (VVPAT) EVMs on 4 February. Re-poll would be held on February 9.
 
Besides, the repolling will also take place at polling stations in Moga and Sardulgarh segments where EVMs displayed the votes polled during mock polls. "The repolling will take place at 48 polling stations because of the malfunctioning in VVPAT on polling day. The repolling will take place on 9 February," Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said here on Tuesday.
 
The EC had used VVPAT for the first time in Punjab at 6,668 polling stations in 33 assembly segments and two segments in Amritsar Lok Sabha seats. During the trial 538 VVPATs were replaced while during polling 187 VVPATs were replaced. Polling was affected at 25 polling stations in Majitha and ten each in Sangrur and Muktsar.

The Election Commission had even sought a report from the state election authorities about the malfunctioning of VVPATs which caused delayed in voting.
 
Giving further details in this regard, the spokesperson said that the polling stations namely Government Elementary School Mehandipur, Government Elementary School  Johal, Government Senior Secondary School Wadala Veeram, Janj Ghar, Rori, FGC Road Majitha, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Majitha (Left Wing), Kesra Devi Arya Girl School, Majitha, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Majitha (Right Wing), Baba Hardyal Singh Memorial , Child Learn School, Galowali Kullian, Government Elementary School,Marari Kalan,  Government Elementary School, Gujjarpura, Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Nag Kalan, Government Elementary School, Kotla Saida, Government Elementary School, Fatubheela, Government Elementary School, Rupowali Kalan, Government Elementary School, Manga Sarai, Elementary School, Panwa  would undergo re-poll in Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency.  
         
Giving details on Assembly Polling Station, the spokesman said that Government Elementary School  Johal, Government Senior Secondary School Janj Ghar, Rori, EGC Road Majitha, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Majitha (Left Wing), Kesra Devi Arya Girl School, Majitha, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Majitha (Right Wing), Government Elementary School, Marai Kalan (53), Government Elementary School, Marari Kalan (62),
 
Government Elementary School, Haria,  Govt. Elementary School, Kotla Saida, Government Elementary School, Hride Ram, Government Elementary School, Babowal and Government Elementary School, Panwa would undergo re-poll for Majitha Assembly Constituency.

Giving Details of Moga Polling Station where re-poll has been ordered, the spokesperson said that Government Primary School, Mohalla Sodhia, Moga would undergo re-poll.

In Muktsar Assembly Constituency Government Elementary School, Kaniawali (Right Wing), Government Elementary School, Jandoke (Right Wing), Government Elementary School, Jandoke (Left wing) and Government Elementary School, Wattu, Government Elementary School, Virvian Wali @Kapian Wali (Right Wing), Government Elementary School Burhagujjar (Left Wing), Government Elementary School, Bala Madahar, Government Primary School (Near Nagar Panchayat Office) Bariwala (Left Side) and Y.S. Public School, Thandewala would under go re-poll.

In Sardulgarh Assembly Constituency Korewala Polling Station would undergo re-poll.
Giving details  on nine polling stations under Sangrur Assembly Constituency, the spokesperson said that Improvement Trust (Old) Kaula Park (N) Sangrur, Government Ranbir College, Sangrur, GPS Ghabdan, Government Elementary School, Santokhpura, Government Elementary School, Nandgarh (S), Government Elementary School, Gehlan, Government Elementary School, Dialgarh, Government Elementary School, Aloarkh and GSSS Nidampur would under re-poll.
 
V K Singh also said that necessary arrangements have been made and election material, EVMs, Security and poll staff in adequate numbers have been deputed for this task.
 
VVPAT generates a receipt and allow people to verify if the vote went in favour of the candidate against whose name the button was pressed on the EVM.






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