First Phase EVM Randomization for Lok Sabha Elections Underway

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Belagavi witnessed the initial phase of EVM randomization as part of the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Held in adherence to the Election Commission’s directives, the randomization process took place in the presence of election officers from Lok Sabha polling stations and representatives from various political parties.

Conducted within the premises of the DC’s office hall on Friday, March 22, the event saw the participation of political party representatives. Belagavi’s Deputy Commissioner, Nitesh Patil, highlighted the significance of the randomization process, emphasizing its role in ensuring the equitable distribution of EVMs among assembly constituencies falling under Lok Sabha constituencies. Patil further mentioned that the finalized list of allocated voting machines (EVMs) would be dispatched to Assistant Election Officers and Tehsildars.

The occasion also witnessed the presence of Rahul Shinde, the Returning Officer for the Chikkodi Lok Sabha Constituency, along with representatives from various political parties.


By the Election Commission’s guidelines, a total of 5874 Ballot Unit voting machines underwent randomization during this initial phase. Additionally, 5874 Control Units and 5874 VVPAT machines were allocated and randomized accordingly.

Further stages of randomization will involve the allocation of voting machines, constituency-wise, to specific polling booths, ensuring a systematic and transparent electoral process.

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