Vote UP Election 2022 Phase 7: How to Vote with the EVM Machine

Voting for the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections covering 54 seats began today to decide the fate of 613 candidates. Seats up for election today include Prime Minister Narendra Modithe parliamentary constituency of Varanasi.
Electronic voting machine (EVM) is an electronic vote recording device. EVMs were introduced in India on a trial basis in 1998 in a few constituencies selected during state assembly elections. After the initial success, the EVMs were rolled out in a phased manner for subsequent assembly elections. EVMs replaced paper ballots nationwide starting in 2001 with the aim of strengthening electoral processes and reducing the cost of holding elections.
How to vote with the EVM machine
Instead of issuing a ballot, the scrutineer responsible for the control unit releases a ballot by pressing the vote button on the control unit. This allows the voter to cast their vote by pressing the blue button on the voting unit against the candidate and symbol of their choice.
How EVMs Work
These EVMs do not require electricity. The EVMs operate on an ordinary battery assembled by Bharat Electronics Limited/Electronics Corporation of India Limited. Each EVM used by Election Commission of India can register a maximum of 2,000 votes. The EVMs were imagined and designed by the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) of the Electoral Commission in collaboration with two public sector companies namely, Bharat Electronics Ltd.Bangalore and Electronic Corporation of India Ltd, Hyderabad.

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