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  • Presentation on EVM and VVPAT By ECI

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    History Doubts Cast- Glance Technical Security Administrative safeguards VVPAT Doubts Cast- Explained Aspersions & Doubts Technical Expert Committee (TEC) International Experience Past Judgements
  • Status Paper on EVM (Edition - 3) By ECI

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    Status Paper on EVM (Edition - 3) August, 2018 Table of Contents  Introduction   The Journey of EVMs in India   Socio-Political Feedback   Legal Interventions & Court Cases   Indian EVM : Design and Manufacturing Protocol   EVM safety and Security: Technical & Administrative   Role of Technical Experts Committee (TEC)   Evolution and Incorporation of Technology in EVMs   International Comparison   VVPAT   Recent Issues and Controversies   All Political Party Meeting   EVM Challenge   Present Status   Conclusion   Annexures 
  • c-VIGIL User Manual By ECI

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    The cVIGIL mobile application is developed by the Election Commission of India. Now, the citizens don’t have to rush to the office of the returning officer in their assembly constituency for filing an MCC violation report. Citizens can download the cVIGIL mobile application from Google Play Store and by using the App can file a MCC violation related complaint right from his/ her mobile. With a view to improve the quality and reliability of the MCC complaints, the mobile application not only captures geo-location of the violation but also mandates recording of video / photos through app itself while submitting the complaint.

     
  • Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) - M3 ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE (EVM) - M3 User Manual By ECI

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    Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) - M3 ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE (EVM) - M3 User Manual INTRODUCTION
    Preliminary
    Opening of Carrying Cases
    Inspection
    Ballot Unit
    Control Unit
    Display Panel
    Beep Tones
    FUNCTION  OF  BUTTONS  /  SWITCHES
    Ballot Unit
    Control Unit
    COMMISSIONING  OF  EVM  BY  RETURNING  OFFICER
    Preliminary
    Ballot Unit
    Opening of Ballot Paper Screen
    Fixing of Ballot Paper
    Masking of Candidates Buttons
    Setting of Thumbwheel Switch
    Battery (Power Pack) Installation in Ballot Unit
    Sealing of Ballot Unit
    Control Unit
    Battery (Power Pack) Installation in Control Unit
    Setting the Number of Contesting Candidates
    Sealing the Battery (Power Pack) Section
    Sealing the Candidate Set Section
    COMMISSIONING  OF  EVM  BY  PRESIDING  OFFICER  AT POLLING  STATION  ON  THE  DATE  OF  POLL
    Preliminary
    Ballot Unit
    Control Unit
    Mock Poll
    Actual Poll
    Procedure during Poll
    Procedure at the Close of Poll
    PROCEDURE  AT  THE  COUNTING  PLACE
    Preliminary

    APPENDIX SUMMARY  OF  OPERATIONS
    A. Preparation of EVM (Candidate Setting) by Returning Officers
    B. Day of Poll (At the Polling Station)
    C. Day of Counting (At the Counting Place)
    D. Defects and Remedies
    E. Dos and Don’ts
    F. Storage of EVMs
    G. Disposal of EVMs
     
  • Handbook for Presiding Officers By ECI

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    Handbook for Presiding Officers  Table of Content PRELIMINARY          
    INTRODUCTION       
    BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EVM AND VVPAT 
    LEGAL PROVISIONS 
    BROAD OUTLINES OF DUTIES 
    FORMATION OF POLLING PARTY AND TRAININGS 
    POLLING PARTY  
    POLLING TRAININGS  
    APPLICATION FOR POSTAL BALLOT PAPER 
    COLLECTIONS OF VOTING MACHINE AND POLLING MATERIALS 
    POLLING MATERIALS 
    CHECKING OF EVM AND VVPAT 
    CHECKING OF POLLING MATERIALS 
    PHOTO ELECTORAL ROLLS 
    PHOTO ELECTORAL ROLLS 
    INTRODUCTION TO EVM AND VVPAT 
    INTRODUCTION TO EVM 
    M2 EVM DISPLAYS 
    M3 EVM DISPLAYS 
    INTRODUCTION TO VVPAT 
    SET UP OF POLLING STATIONS 
    ARRIVAL AT THE POLLING STATION 
    ABSENCE OF POLLING OFFICER 
    SET UP OF POLLING STATION FOR SINGLE ELECTION 
    SET UP OF POLLING STATIONS FOR SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION  
    OTHER PRECAUTIONS 
    DISPLAY OF NOTICE 
    VOTING PROCEDURE FOR SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS 
    HELP DESK 
    SECTOR OFFICERS 
    SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS AT POLLING STATIONS 
    ASSIGNMENTS OF DUTIES TO POLLING OFFICERS 
    DUTIES OF POLLING OFFICERS AT SINGLE ELECTION  First Polling Officer  Second Polling Officer  Third Polling Officer  Fourth Polling Officer (In charge of VSDU if M2 VVPAT is used)  DUTIES OF POLLING OFFICERS AT SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION  First Polling Officer  Second Polling Officer  Third Polling Officer  Fourth Polling Officer  Fifth Polling Officer  IMPORTANT DUTIES OF 4TH AND 5TH POLLING OFFICERS  Presiding Officer’S DUTies IN BRIEF 
    CLOSING THE POLL 
    MICRO-OBSERVER       
    VOTER ASSISTANCE BOOTH 
    DIGITAL CAMERA PERSON 
    REGULATION OF ENTRY INTO AND SEATING ARRANGEMENTS IN THE POLLING STATION 
    PERSONS ENTITLED TO ENTER THE POLLING STATIONS 
    CPF PERSONNEL 
    PRODUCTION OF APPOINTMENT LETTERS BY POLLING AGENTS 
    ATTENDANCE OF POLLING AGENTS 
    PASSES FOR POLLING AGENTS 
    SEATING ARRANGEMENT FOR POLLING AGENTS IN THE POLLING STATION 
    SMOKING PROHIBITED INSIDE POLLING STATION 
    FACILITIES TO PRESS REPRESENTATIVES , PHOTOGRAPHERS 
    AND VIDEOGRAPHER AT THE POLLING STATION 
    FACILITIES FOR OBSERVERS APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION 
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REPORT ON 16 POINTS TO BE SUBMITTED
    TO THE CONSTITUENCY OBSERVER/RETURNING OFFICER 
    WEARING OF BADGES ETC INSIDE THE POLLING STATION 
    SETTING UP OF EVM AND VVPAT BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL 
    PRELIMINARIES BEFORE POLL 
    PREPARATION ON THE BALLOTING UNIT 
    INTERLINKING OF BALLOTING UNIT AND VVPAT 
    PREPARATION OF VVPAT 
    PREPARATION OF CONTROL UNIT 
    CHECKING OF CONTROL UNIT 
    PREPARATION OF CONTROL UNIT 
    CONNECTING BU, CU AND VVPAT 
    SWITCHING ON CONTROL UNIT 
    CLOSING THE REAR COMPARTMENT OF CONTROL UNIT 
    CONDUCTING MOCK POLL 
    DEMONSTRATION OF ‘CLEARING’ OF EVM AND VVPAT 
    MOCK POLL 
    MOCK POLL IN CASE OF REPLACEMENT OF EVM 
    MOCK POLL IN CASE OF REPLACEMENT OF VVPAT 
    RECORDING POLL START AND POLL END DATE AND TIME 
    FIXING OF GREEN PAPER SEAL IN THE CONTROL UNIT 
    FIXING GREEN PAPER SEAL 
    SIGNATURE OF PRESIDING OFFICER AND POLLING OFFICER ON PAPER SEAL 
    ACCOUNT OF PAPER SEALS 
    CLOSING AND SEALING OF CU AND VVPAT 
    SPECIAL ADDRESS TAG 
    CLOSING AND SEALING OF OUTER COVER OF RESULT SECTION 
    OF CONTROL UNIT 
    STRIP SEAL 
    METHOD OF SEALING EVM WITH STRIP SEAL 
    PRECAUTION WHILE SEALING WITH STRIP SEAL 
    SEALING OF DROP BOX OF VVPAT WITH THREAD USING ADDRESS 
    TAG BEFORE ACTUAL POLL 
    EVM AND VVPAT READY FOR ACTUAL POLL 
    COMMENCEMENT OF THE POLL 
    COMMENCEMENT OF THE POLL 
    WARNING ABOUT SECRECY OF VOTING 
    PRECAUTION FOR INDELIBLE INK 
    MARKED COPY OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL 
    REGULATION OF ENTRY OF VOTERS TO POLLING STATION 
    PERSONS TO BE ADMITTED INSIDE THE POLLING STATION 
    SAFEGUARDS FOR FREE AND FAIR ELECTION 
    DECLARATIONS BY PRESIDING OFFICER AS SAFEGUARDS FOR ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTION 
    PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED AT THE TIME OF USE OF NEW VOTING MACHINE 
    ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAW IN AND AROUND POLLING STATION 
    IMPARTIALITY AND MAINTENANCE OF DECORUM 
    BAN ON CANVASSING 
    CANDIDATE’S ELECTION BOOTH 
    DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN OR NEAR THE POLLING STATION 
    REMOVAL OF TROUBLE MAKERS 
    ILLEGAL HIRING OF VEHICLES FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF VOTERS 
    REMOVAL OF VOTING MACHINE FROM POLLING STATION TO BE AN OFFENCE 
    BREACH OF OFFICIAL DUTY BY ELECTION OFFICERS 
    PROHIBITION OF GOING ARMED TO OR NEAR A POLLING STATION 
    PROHIBITION OF USE OF CELLULAR PHONES, CORDLESS PHONES, 
    WIRELESS SETS ETC 
    VERIFICATION OF ELECTOR’S IDENTITY AND PROCEDURE IN CASE OF CHALLENGE 
    VERIFICATION OF ELECTOR’S IDENTITY 
    LIST OF DEAD, ABSENT AND ALLEGED BOGUS  VOTERS 
    CHALLENGED VOTES 
    CHALLENGING A VOTER’S IDENTITY 
    CHALLENGE FEE 
    SUMMARY INQUIRY 
    RETURN OR FORFEITURE OF CHALLENGE FEE 
    CLERICAL AND PRINTING ERRORS IN THE ROLL TO BE OVERLOOKED 
    FACT OF ENROLMENT OF A VOTER NOT TO BE QUESTIONED 
    DECLARATION OF ELECTOR ABOUT HIS AGE 
    APPLICATION OF INDELIBLE INK AND OBTAINING SIGNATURE/ THUMB IMPRESSION OF ELECTOR BEFORE PERMITTING HIM TO RECORD HIS VOTE 
    INSPECTION OF VOTER’S LEFT FOREFINGER AND APPLICATION OF INDELIBLE INK 
    APPLICATION OF INDELIBLE INK AT FRESH POLL (RE-POLL)/COUNTERMANDED POLL 
    APPLICATION OF INDELIBLE INK WHEN ELECTOR HAS NO LEFT FOREFINGER 
    RECORD OF ELECTORAL ROLL NUMBER OF ELECTOR IN REGISTER OF VOTERS 
    DEFINITION OF SIGNATURE OF ELECTOR 
    THUMB IMPRESSION OF ELECTOR 
    SIGNATURE/THUMB IMPRESSION ON THE ‘REGISTER OF VOTERS’ 
    BY BLIND OR INFIRM OR LEPER ELECTORS 
    ISSUE OF VOTER’S SLIP TO ELECTOR 
    RECORDING OF VOTES AND VOTING PROCEDURE 
    RECORDING OF VOTE 
    PERMITTING ELECTOR TO RECORD VOTE 
    VOTING PROCEDURE 
    TALLYING OF NUMBER OF VOTES POLLED PERIODICALLY 
    PRESIDING OFFICER’S RIGHT TO ENTER THE VOTING COMPARTMENT 
    DURING POLL 
    MAINTENANCE OF SECRECY OF VOTING BY ELECTORS 
    VOTING PROCEDURE TO BE STRICTLY OBSERVED 
    REFUSAL TO OBSERVE VOTING PROCEDURE 
    VOTING BY BLIND AND INFIRM VOTERS 
    ELECTORS DECIDING NOT TO VOTE 
    VOTING BY PUBLIC SERVANTS ON ELECTION DUTY 
    VOTING BY PROXY 
    TENDERED VOTES 
    TENDERED VOTE 
    DESIGN OF TENDERED BALLOT PAPER 
    ACCOUNT OF TENDERED BALLOT PAPERS 
    RECORD OF VOTERS TO WHOM TENDERED BALLOT PAPERS ISSUED 
    ADJOURNMENT/STOPPAGE OF POLL DUE TO RIOT, BOOTH CAPTURING, ETC 
    ADJOURNMENT OF POLL DUE TO RIOT ETC 
    COMPLETION OF ADJOURNED POLL 
    STOPPAGE OF POLL FOR FAILURE OF EVM, BOOTH CAPTURING ETC 
    CLOSING OF VOTING MACHINE IN CASE OF BOOTH CAPTURING 
    CLOSE OF POLL 
    VOTING BY PERSONS PRESENT AT THE POLLING STATION AT THE CLOSING HOUR 
    CLOSING OF POLL 
    ACCOUNT OF VOTES RECORDED 
    PREPARATION OF ACCOUNT OF VOTES RECORDED 
    SUPPLY OF ATTESTED COPIES OF ACCOUNT OF VOTES RECORDED 
    TO POLLING AGENTS 
    DECLARATION TO BE MADE AT THE CLOSE OF THE POLL 
    SEALING OF THE EVM AND VVPAT AFTER CLOSE OF POLL 
    SEALING OF EVM AND VVPAT 
    SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS 
    SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS IN PACKETS 
    PACKING OF STATUTORY, NON-STATUTORY COVERS AND ELECTION MATERIALS 
    SEALING OF COVERS 
    PREPARATION OF THE DIARY AND DELIVERY OF VOTING MACHINES AND ELECTION PAPERS AT THE COLLECTION CENTRES 
    PREPARATION OF THE DIARY 
    TRANSMISSION OF EVM, VVPAT AND ELECTION PAPERS TO THE RETURNING OFFICER                                                                                                                                              115
    BRIEF GUIDELINES FOR THE PRESIDING OFFICERS/ POLLING OFFICERS 

    ANNEXURE 1 
    EXTRACTS FROM THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951 
    ANNEXURE 2 
    EXTRACTS FROM THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS RULES, 1961 
    ANNEXURE 3 
    OUTLINES OF FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED BY PRESIDING OFFICERS  AT VARIOUS STAGES 
    ANNEXURE 4 
    FORM M21- RECEIPT OF RETURN OF ELECTION RECORDS AND MATERIAL AFTER POLL 
    ANNEXURE 5 
    DECLARATION BY THE PRESIDING OFFICER 
    ANNEXURE 6 
    LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO THE SHO POLICE 
    ANNEXURE 7 
    FORM OF DECLARATION BY ELECTOR ABOUT AGE 
    ANNEXURE 8 
    RECEIPT BOOK 
    ANNEXURE 9 
    LIST RELATED TO UNDER-AGED ELECTORS 
    ANNEXURE 10 
    DECLARATION BY THE COMPANAION OF BLIND OR INFIRM ELECTOR 
    ANNEXURE 11 
    FORM 17C 
    ANNEXURE 12 
    PRESIDING OFFICER’S DIARY 
    ANNEXURE 13 
    FORMAT FOR PRESIDING OFFICER’S ADDITIONAL REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED TO CONSITUENCY OBSERVER/RO 
    ANNEXURE 14 
    MOCK POLL CERTIFICATE 
    ANNEXURE 15 
    DECLARATION UNDER RULE 49MA 
    ANNEXURE 16 
    FORM OF DECLARATION BY ELECTOR WHOSE NAME IS IN ABSENTEE /SHIFTED / DEAD LIST 
    ANNEXURE 17 
    POLLING AGENTS / RELIEVING AGENTS MOVEMENT SHEET 
    ANNEXURE 18 
    HANDLING OF CU-BU-VVPAT FAILURES/ERRORS DURING POLL 
    ANNEXURE 19 
    LIST OF POLLING MATERIALS FOR A POLLING STATION WHERE EVM AND VVPAT IS USED 
    ANNEXURE 20 
    CHECK MEMO FOR PRESIDING OFFICER 

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