As many as 3,298 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) machines, which would be used in the Lok Sabha elections in nine Assembly segments of the district, were despatched to the areas from the Collector’s Office and the strong room in Manachanallur taluk on Thursday, according to Collector and District Election Officer S. Sivarasu.
The VVPAT machines would give voters seven seconds to see and verify whether their votes had gone to candidates of their choice.
Meanwhile, the General Observer for Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency, Amit Kumar, chaired a meeting with Mr. Sivarasu and other election officials.
He reviewed action taken on 75 complaints received through C-VIGIL application in the district and another 19 at the Election Control Room.
He was informed that about ₹46.95 lakh in cash and cheques to the value of ₹2.50 crore, which were carried without valid supporting documents, had been seized in the district so far.
Mr. Amit Kumar called upon election officials to ensure that all necessary arrangements were made at polling stations. Special attention should be paid to provide ramps and wheelchairs to enable persons with disabilities to vote, he said.