Gujarat Election: EC orders repolling in 6 booths on Dec 14

Gujarat Election: EC orders repolling in 6 booths on Dec 14

The presiding officers of these booths had forgotten to wipe out the mock drill poll results necessitating the re-election

By: || Updated: 12 Dec 2017 04:33 PM

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Gandhinagar: The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in the six booths where the first phase polling was held on December 9. The repolls will be held on December 14.

Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat B.B. Swain said the poll panel has cancelled the results stored in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in six booths in four constituencies of the first phase of elections.

He added that "The reasons for cancelling these booth results is that the Presiding Officers (PO) had forgotten to wipe and delete the existing mock poll drill in their EVMs. We have initiated necessary actions against these lax officials,"

These are Dhunda and Manpar booths in Jam Jodhpur assembly constituency, Bandharda and Gangda in Una constituency, Chorwad in Nizar constituency and Chanod colony, Chanod in Umargaon constituency, both the latter are Scheduled Tribe (ST) constituencies.

All the voters of these booths, the concerned officials and political parties have been informed about this change since the presiding officers of these booths had forgotten to wipe out the mock drill poll results necessitating the re-election.

The repolls will be held along with the second phase elections for the remaining 93 seats of the 182 seat state assembly. The counting will take place along with Himachal Pradesh on December 18.
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