Level-I check: EVMs ready for use

Elections due in six municipal councils & two nagar panchayats of district

Level-I check: EVMs ready for use

ADC (D)-cum-Additional District Electoral Officer Vishesh Sarangal conducts the first-level checking of Electronic Voting Machines to be used in the elections, in Jalandhar on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 18

Additional Deputy Commissioner (D)-cum-Additional District Electoral Officer Vishesh Sarangal on Monday conducted the first-level checking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be used in the elections of six municipal councils (MCs) and two nagar panchayats of Jalandhar.

Sarangal along with the officials visited Government Polytechnic College for Women at Ladowali Road and inspected all 336 EVMs. The ADC checked the functioning of 336 ballot units and 336 control unit machines to be used during the elections, in the presence of the representatives of various political parties.

Sarangal held a detailed interaction with the engineers from BEL India, who have been specially deputed here for the elections at the college. He was apprised by the engineers that all these EVMs were ready for use.

He said elections would be held in Jalandhar’s six municipal councils — Kartarpur, Phillaur, Nakodar, Nurmahal, Alawalpur, Adampur; and two nagar panchayats — Mehatpur and Lohian Khas. He said these elections would be held in 110 wards of six councils and two nagar panchayats.

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