VVPAT Verification for 50 percent polling stations will take additional six days, Election Commission to Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan March 31 2019

The Election Commission has submitted before the Supreme Court that the present method adopted by the body for counting and verification of votes is the "most suitable" . 

If VVPAT slips are to be manually counted for half of the EVMS, the time taken for counting of votes will increase by "about 6 days", the Election Commission has stated in its affidavit.

The affidavit has been filed in response to the 

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