It’s impossible to Swap machines at any time 🙏🏽
Before EVM is put in to actual use at the polling station,the Presiding Officer Prepares the EVM for voting-at the Polling Stations - in the presence of the candidates or their election agents or their polling agents 😒
The preparations, which are required to be made- I will explain in this thread -
Before commencing the poll, Presiding officer have to satisfy not only himself but also all polling agents, who are present at the polling station, that the EVM and VVPAT are in perfect working condition & with Zero votes entered 😀
For such satisfaction, Presiding Officer should first show -to all people present - that all counts have been set to ZERO by pressing the ‘Clear’ button on Control Unit 😃
After That ‘ Mock Poll ‘ is conducted in front of representatives of all parties 😌
The mock poll is conducted by-polling agents voting at random for each of candidates.A total of at least 50votes🤔
At the end of Mock Poll -‘Close ‘ Button is pressed & Result is checked by all Polling Agents present -declaration is signed by them & recorded in PO diary 😀
All slips from VVPAT are removed..which were generated during Mock Poll & Then Presiding Officer starts the process of Sealing the Control Unit as per procedure laid by @ECISVEEP😀
I repeat- it’s impossible to Tamper the EVMs or swap them in any Manner due to this process 🙏🏽
All mock paper slips from VVPAT are removed by the Presiding Officer and the empty drop box verified by the Polling Agents.
The mock poll VVPAT paper slips, are stamped on their back side with rubber stamp having inscription “MOCK POLL SLIP”🤔
After that - these mock poll VVPAT paper slips are kept in an envelope made of thick black paper and sealed with the seal of the Presiding Officer.
The envelope is signed by Presiding Officer & all poling Agents 😀
This envelope is kept in a plastic box for mock poll & sealed with a pink paper seal placed all around in such a manner that opening of box will require breaking of seal 🤓
The PO and Polling Agents Of all parties - must put their signatures on the pink paper seal too .
In case of EVM malfunctioning later due to technical reasons- Whole Mock Poll precess is repeated before using the replacement EVM by Presiding Officer in front of Representatives of all political parties present in booth 😌
After mock Poll is over and all Polling Agents are satisfied & signed the certificate-
Actual preparation of Control Unit starts 😀
I think.. I am becoming too technical 😂😂!!
Anyway - First a Green paper seal is placed ( it has a number ) , it’s signed by Presiding Officer & all Polling Agents presents & Sr. number Of Green Seal is noted by the Polling Agents !!
PO has to keep account of Green seals - used , damaged /Returned .. in the form specifically prescribed for the purpose vide Item 10 of Part I of Form 17C appended to the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961.
Polling agents also have this record 🤔
After sealing with Green paper seal -A - SPECIAL ADDRESS TAG - is attached which has signatures of Presiding Officer & again of all Polling Agents 😀.
The serial number of this Address tag is also given to Polling Agents Of the Parties 😎
After Special Address tag is put - Outer covers of Control Unit having result section is sealed ( Using thread ) by Presiding Officer Using Election Commission Seal Which is provided to them & address tags with machine identity & booth numbers are attached 🤔
Then an additional outer paper seal with a serial number is used for sealing “Result Section” of Control Unit completely with an Outer Paper Strip Seal, so that this portion of Control Unit cannot be tampered in any Manner. This seal is also signed by Polling Agents & PO😠
AllControl Unit are secured and sealed from outside completely with the ‘strip paper seal ‘ so that this section cannot be opened without damaging the strip seal 😀!!
This seal is too signed by all Polling Agents & Presiding Officer 🤓
Special training is conducted by @ECISVEEP for Polling Staff & Presiding Officers 🙏🏽
I repeat - it’s absolutely impossible to change or swap or Tamper the EVMs at any stage of Poll Process 😎
At the end of Poll - An “account of votes “recorded in the voting machine is prepared and a certified copy of Form 17 is given to each polling agent 🤔
All EVM units are sealed & then resealed in outer boxes in front of polling agents & they are allowed to put signatures on all tags 🤔!
At the time of counting- The ‘Form 17 ‘ & all tag/Paper seal numbers are verified by the Agents Of Candidates -When EVMs are opened 🙏🏽#END