This time, voters in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency will be able to verify if their vote has been cast right. Once they press the button of their choice, a slip will be generated which will indicate the vote that has been actually cast by the EVM when the voter pressed the button. On a pilot basis, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is introducing ‘Voter Verifiable Paper Auditor Trail’ (VVPAT) system in eight Lok Sabha constituencies across the country and Gandhinagar is one of them. The VVPAT machine will be attached with the EVM and will generate slips like the receipts one gets at ATMs.
This VVPAT is being introduced to ensure that there is no trickery or fraud involved in the EVMs. It is intended to serve as an independent verification system for voting machines and will allow voters to verify that their vote was cast correctly; it will detect possible election fraud or malfunction and provide a means to audit the stored electronic results.
According to EC officials, the slip will be displayed behind a glass case for seven seconds during which the voter will not be able to see what vote has actually been cast. The voter will not be able to touch the slip. After seven seconds, the slip will automatically fall into a sealed chamber.
Full Article: EVM slip will help verify your vote – The Times of India.