Record number of EVMs used in Nizamabad

Saturday 13th April 2019 07:46 EDT

HYDERABAD: The Nizamabad Lok Sabha is set to make the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used. The constituency where polling was underway today along with 16 other constituencies in Telangana, had 185 candidates entering the fray, the Election Commission (EC) used 12 EVMs in each polling station. Nizamabad not only created the record for the highest number of candidates but also became the first constituency in the country to witness polling with EVMs for such large number of candidates. Unlike the normal arrangement of linking one or maximum four EVMs with one control unit in each booth, 12 EVMs were linked to one control unit in each of the 1778 polling centres in Nizamabad. The EVMs of M3 version was arranged in an 'L' shape with each machine carrying a maximum of 16 names. As many as 178 farmers filed the nominations to highlight the demand for remunerative prices for turmeric and red jowar, posing a challenge for the EC.

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