229 polling booths faced malfunctioning early morning
Nashik : In the district, in around 229 the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) malfunctioned before the voting started. Some EVMs malfunctioned during the demo voting. The voters were stranded outside the polling booth for an hour before the machines were repaired or changed by the officials. The voting started after an hour in these 229 pollling booths.
On the voting day around 229 polling booths in the district couldn’t start voting due to malfunctioning in the EVM machine. The voting process was delayed as the booth officials found errors in the EVM while conducting demo voting. The voters waited for voting as it took long to do the repairs and at some places replace to the EVM machines. At some booths the VVPAT machines were not working. Most of the machines faced battery problem in them.
In Chadgaon of Sinner Tehsil, the voting process took around an hour to start. The low battery of the VVPAT machine became a reason for delay. The district administration had provided all possible machinery, mechanism and man power for the elections, but still faced problems at various places.
The administration faced other problems too at the polling booths. The workers of a political party were caught distributing the voter slips with party symbol on them. While in Satana, people faced huge problem due to errors in voters list.