Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the State Election Commission back and said that the news of ‘bad’ electronic voting machines (EVMs) on the day of voting is coming from every part of Delhi. He also alleged that even after having valid voters, many voters were not allowed to cast their vote in municipal elections. Significantly, Kejriwal had earlier demanded that the elections be postponed until the provision of VVPAT-equipped EVMs is conducted.
Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 23, 2017
A commission official acknowledged that there were reports of ‘technical disturbances’ from some places, but those disturbances were removed.
A slip emerges from the VVPAT machines, in which the party’s election symbol is marked, which the voter has voted. This slip falls into a box. No voter can take it home.