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Title: Electronic Voting Machine ( EVM)


1
Electronic Voting Machine ( EVM)
  • General Election
  • to
  • West Bengal Legislative Assembly 2016

2
  • Activity of Presiding Officer
  • at the Dispersal Centre
  • ( DC), before Poll, during Poll , after Poll

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Verify after receiving EVM from DC
  • That the CU the BU of the voting machine given
    are the same which are meant for use at polling
    station. This shall be checked with reference to
    the address tags attached to the BU CU.

Election to the ...from.............constituenc
y Control Unit No.......... Sl. No. and Name
of Polling Station................................
................................. Date of
Poll..
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Verify after receiving EVM from DC
  • Each BU CU will have green stickers at the back
    with following details

Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT Name of the State/UT
Name of the Election Name of the Election Name of the Election Name of the Election Name of the Election Name of the Election Name of the Election
District Name District Name District Name District Name District Name District Name District Name
Control Unit No. Control Unit No. District Running Serial District Running Serial District Running Serial
Current ID Current ID Current ID Current ID Current ID Current ID Current ID

First Level Check First Level Check First Level Check First Level Check CU Randomization 1 CU Randomization 1 CU Randomization 1
Date Rep. ECIL Rep. ECIL Rep. DEO Date Date Rep. RO


Rand. 2 Deployment Status Deployment Status Polling Station No. Polling Station No. Polling Station No. R.O./ A.R.O.
Deployment Status Deployment Status
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Verify after receiving EVM from DC
  • That the Cand Set Section of control unit is
    duly sealed and the address tag is firmly
    attached thereto.
  • That the battery installed in the Cand Set
    Section of the control unit is fully
    operational. This may be checked by putting the
    Power Switch provided in the rear compartment to
    ON' position. Display will show BATTERY HIGH.
    After the said checking, the power switch must be
    put to OFF' position.

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Verify after receiving EVM from DC
  • That the candidates' blue buttons which have been
    unmasked and are visible on the ballot units are
    equal to the number of contesting candidates, and
    that the remaining buttons, if any, have been
    masked.
  • That each of the ballot units is duly sealed and
    secured at two places, i.e. at right top and
    right bottom portions, with the seals of the
    Returning Officer, and that the address tags are
    firmly attached thereto.

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Preparation of EVM byPresiding Officers before
Poll
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EVM Seals/Tags used
Front
Rear
09854
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EVM On the day of Polling
Remove the Balloting Unit and Control Unit from
their carrying cases
Connect Balloting Unit to the Control Unit
Open Bottom compartment of Control Unit and
Switch ON Power
10

EVM On the day of Polling
1
2
Open Result Section outer door and then the
inner door
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4
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EVM On the day of Polling
Press Button to show to the
Polling agents present that there are no votes
polled.
Clear
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EVM On the day of Polling
Conduct MOCK POLL for the benefit of Polling
Agents
Press BALLOT button on Control Unit and register
one vote for any candidate in Balloting Unit
Ask Polling Agents to cast one/ equal no. of
votes for any of the candidates and request to
remember whom they voted
  1. Pl ensure that the Polling Agents are voter of
    the same Polling Station
  2. It should be conducted 60 minutes prior to
    scheduled time of poll

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EVM On the day of Poll Mock Poll
Ensure that result shows according to the number
of votes cast in favor of the concerned candidates
Close the MOCK POLL by pressing
button in Control Unit
Close
Press BALLOT button in Control Unit to show NO
vote can be recorded further after the
........ button is pressed.
message is displayed
Close
INVALID
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EVM On the day of Poll Mock Poll
Press and show the MOCK Poll
result
Result
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EVM Mock Poll - Sequence
Clear
Ensure that equal number of votes are polled for
all candidates
BALLOT
Close
Result
Clear
Switch OFF SEAL
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EVM Sealing for Actual Poll
Press button to show that
there is no vote in favor of any candidate
Clear
Open back cover and
the power
Switch OFF
Fix Green paper seal in the frame on inner side
of the door of inner compartment of RESULT
Section
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EVM Sealing for Actual Poll
  • Close the Outer door of Result Section allow
    Green Paper Seal to protrude out as shown. Seal
    the outer door with an ADDRESS TAG.
  • Fix the OUTER PAPER STRIP SEAL.

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Important Seals /tags to be used by Presiding
Officer to ready the CU for Poll
  • Green Paper Seal (on the door of the inner
    compartment)
  • Special Address Tag (over the Close button
    aperture)
  • Outer Strip Seal ( outside the CU)
  • Address Tag ( on the door of the Result Section)

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EVM - Setting up in the Polling Station
Place the Balloting Unit in the Voting
compartment and the Control Unit on the table of
the Presiding/Polling Officer
Connect Balloting Unit to Control Unit. Take
care to place the Cable in such a way that voters
are not required to cross over it.
Open the bottom compartment and Switch ON power.
Close the bottom compartment of the Control Unit.
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Conditions of Mock Poll
  • Ensure that Polling agents are strictly voter of
    that Polling station.
  • Mock poll should be conducted one hour before the
    commencement of poll. If all polling agents do
    not reach, PRO may wait for 15minutes and start
    mock poll.
  • Atleast two polling agents should remain present.
  • Atleast 50 votes to be taken for Mock Poll ,3
    votes for each button.
  • The PrO should mention names of the agents, names
    of the candidates take their signatures.
  • The PrO should conduct Mock Poll sign the Mock
    Poll certificate in the prescribed format.
  • Should be videographed where ever vidography
    arrangement has been made at the polling station.
  • Sector Officer will collect such certificate by
    first hour.
  • Non confirmation of mock poll could be indicative
    of non commencement of poll.

21
During Poll
  • In case of any malfunctioning, ECIL experts will
    check and recommend replacement in writing.
  • BU and CU are to be replaced in pairs.
  • Mock Poll has to be conducted for any replacement
    of EVM in due manner . At least 1 vote for each
    candidate must be given.
  • The no. of EVM replaced must be reported to the
    Sector Officer, RO and Observer.
  • Mock Poll certificate to be prepared in due
    manner.

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Procedure at Close of Poll
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EVM Closing of Poll
After the Close of POLL, remove the cap on Close
button in the Control Unit and press the
button as shown. Poll is closed. The
Control unit displays total no. of votes
recorded. Fix the cap back in its place.
Close
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EVM Closing of Poll
Open the bottom compartment of the Control Unit
and Power and
disconnect the interconnecting cable
Switch OFF
Pack the Control unit (with the Strip seal) and
Balloting Unit in their carrying cases
Seal the carrying cases and fix address tags.
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EVM Closing of Poll Important Tips
The Problem
The Remedy
After Ballot button is activated in Control Unit,
the last voter may refuse to vote
To stop the red Busy lamp in Control Unit,
switch OFF the power. Busy lamp will stop
glowing. Then switch ON power and close the
poll.
After the poll was over, inadvertently Ballot
button may have been pressed
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EVM Display Samples
CANDIDATES 16
Indicates that the EVM is set for 16 candidates
Indicates a button on the Control unit is pressed
out of sequence
INVALID ..
FULL .
Indicates that the maximum number of votes (2000)
for which the EVM is designed, has been polled
- - - - - - - .
Indicates that the Power Pack is weak
BATTERY HIGH
Indicates that the capacity of the Battery is High
BATTERY MEDIUM
Indicates that the capacity of the Battery is
Medium
BATTERY LOW
Indicates that the capacity of the Battery is Low
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EVM Display Samples
SL NO E00001 16
Indicates the internal Serial number of the PCB
COMPUTING RESULT
Indicates that the RESULT is getting computed
RESULT PDT 16-01-06
Indicates the Result and Date of the Poll
PST 09-50-20 PET 15-32-10
Indicates the Poll Starting Time and Poll End Time
CANDIDATE 06 236
Indicates that the Candidate No.6 has polled 236
votes
PRINTING ..
Indicates the Print operation is under progress
CLOCK ERROR .
Indicates that the RTC time and date is not OK
28
EVM Display Messages
Link Error The interconnecting cable is not
connected to Control Unit properly OR Slide
switch position in the Balloting Unit is not set
at correct number OR Balloting units have not
been inter-linked in correct sequence
LINK ERROR - 1
Pressed Error One of the candidates button in
the Balloting Unit is either kept pressed or
jammed
PRESSED ERROR
Error The Control Unit cannot be used further
ERROR
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Dos and Donts
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DOs
Read the EVM Manual carefully before operating
the EVM
Press the latches gently and only in the manner
specified
Protect the EVM from dust, heat, rain, fire and
other such hazardous environments
Ensure that the Connector by matching the
Interconnecting Cable properly with the connector
on the Control Unit before pressing in. This will
match in one direction only
Ensure that the covers of the compartments /
Sections in the Balloting Unit and the Control
Unit rest properly on the plain surface when
opened
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DONTs
DO NOT
Exert undue pressure on latches, hinges etc.
DO NOT
Keep EVM near heater or other hot objects
DO NOT
Allow molten lac/sealing wax to fall on the EVM
while sealing
DO NOT
Force open the covers or doors of various sections
DO NOT
Remove the Strip Seal until the Control Unit is
on counting table
DO NOT
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DONTs
DO NOT
Remove power pack from the Control Unit used for
poll
DO NOT
Force the connector fixed at the end of the
Interconnecting cable into the connector of
Control Unit in the reverse direction
DO NOT
Pull the Interconnecting cable while
disconnecting it from the Control Unit without
pressing the spring type clips on the hood of the
connector
DO NOT
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