Raipur, June 27
Any type of tampering and hacking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) is impossible as no data transfer takes place in these machines, said Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Sahoo.
Addressing a press conference in Raipur today, Sahoo said that hacking of EVMs is impossible as possibility of data transfer in these machines is impossible. Third generation new EVMs of M-3 Series, which is considered as most advanced, will be used in Chhattisgarh.
He further informed that the First Level Checking of EVMs will be carried out in July in the presence of political parties.
All EVMs in Chhattisgarh will be connected to VVPAT (Voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines, he said.
Shedding more information about pre-revision activities, the CEO said booth level officials (BLO) had carried out house-to-house survey from May 15 to June 20 this year. This is the first time, BLO App was used for carrying out online survey in Bhilai, Surguja, Bastar, Raipur (West) and Bilaspur assembly constituencies.
During the course of survey, information regarding future voters who will be applicable for voting as on January 1, 2019, was also gathered.
It will be helpful for merging with the electoral rolls for Lok Sabha elections 2019, he said adding that the numbers of such voters in Chhattisgarh are 35,909.