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Poll Staff imparted Training on handling of EVMs, VVPAT machines in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, series of training sessions on proficient handling of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines for Polling staff were today held in all Assembly Segments of Srinagar District.

At Government College of Education, the Training session was conducted under the supervision of District Election Officer (DEO), Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat to impart the necessary training to the designated polling staff on efficient operation of EVMs and VVPAT machines in the upcoming elections.

On the occasion, practical demonstration was given to the participant trainees regarding the functioning of EVMs and VVPAT machines to boost their understanding and proficiency in managing the voting process.

Speaking at the occasion, the Deputy District Election Officer highlighted the importance of election training to the polling staff. He said training enables polling officials to understand the election system, learn handling and operation of EVMs to ensure an error-free election process. He also educated participants about their role and responsibilities in the fair and free conduct of elections.

The DEO said that training is pivotal to familiarize the staff with EVM & VVPAT operations and get acquainted with necessary knowledge and skills for effectively carrying out their duties during the electoral process.

Similar Training sessions were also held at other designated places at all eight Assembly segments of the District under the supervision of respective Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) during which the Master Trainers imparted hands-on training to the participants and acquaint them with necessary knowledge of EVM handling and operation.

During the training, collection of polling material, collection and installation of EVMs, setting up of polling stations and commencement of polls was thoroughly discussed with the trainees. The process with regard to sealing, installation and functioning of the EVMs was also demonstrated by the master trainers.

During his visit to the College of Education, the DEO was accompanied by Deputy District Election Officer, Mir Imtiyaz ul Aziz, Nodal Officer Trainings, Riyaz Ahmad Shah and other Officers.

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