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Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 1 Election Commission of India Training on Use of Electronic Voting Machine.

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2 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 1 Election Commission of India Training on Use of Electronic Voting Machine

3 EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 2 2 Index Description of EVM Preparation of EVM by Presiding Officer Procedure during Poll Procedure at Close of Poll Important tips for Presiding Officer DOs & DON’Ts How does the voter use it? Can it be tampered with or rigged?

4 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 3 Description of EVM Description

5 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 4 4 Electronic Voting Machine EVM is a simple and reliable equipment for use in electing a candidate from among many candidates It is portable and easy to operate It operates on a special power pack It is tamper-proof and error free The polling data once recorded is retained even when the power pack is removed Description

6 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 5 5 Components of EVM Description Control Unit Interconnecting Cable Balloting Unit

7 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 6 6 Carrying Cases The Control Unit and Balloting Unit are packed separately in special carrying cases Carrying Case - Control Unit Carrying Case - Balloting Unit Description

8 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 7 7 Opening of Carrying Case – Balloting Unit Details of latches Description Latches Case Closed

9 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 8 Opening of Carrying Case – Balloting Unit Description 1.Pull and push upwards simultaneously to release 2.Lift to open

10 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 9 9 Opening of Carrying Case – Balloting Unit 3.Open Case

11 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 10 Opening of Carrying Case – Control Unit Details of latches Description Case Closed Latches

12 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 11 1.Pull and push upwards simultaneously to release Opening of Carrying Case – Control Unit Description 2.Lift to open

13 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 12 Opening of Carrying Case – Control Unit 3.Open Case

14 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 13 Balloting Unit Details Ready Lamp Slide Switch Window Candidate’s Button Candidate’s Lamp Ballot Paper Screen Description

15 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 14 Balloting Unit Opening of Door Connector Box Lift to Open Description

16 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 15 Balloting Unit Rear View Stand Door Connector Box Cable Clamp Connector Box Description

17 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 16 Balloting Unit Opening of Cover Latch Pull the latchesLift the cover Description

18 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 17 Balloting Unit Internal parts Slide Switch Candidate’s Button Masking Tab Description Ready Lamp

19 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 18 Balloting Unit Opening of the Ballot Paper Screen Description LatchPress both Latches and push Screen Open Space to fix Ballot Paper

20 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 19 Control Unit ON Lamp Busy Lamp Display Section Candidate Set Section Result Section Ballot Section Ballot Button Total Button

21 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 20 Control Unit Opening of Bottom Compartment Press Latch to releasePull to open Cover Bottom Compartment Cover Description

22 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 21 Control Unit View of Bottom Compartment Power Switch Bottom Compartment Cover Description Connector for Interconnecting Cable Connector for Auxiliary Unit

23 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 22 Control Unit Display Section ON Lamp 2-Digit Display Panel 4-Digit Display Panel Busy Lamp Description

24 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 23 Control Unit Candidate Set Section Provision for thread seal Latch Power pack compartment Plug for power pack Candidate set button Candidate set section inner door Candidate set section outer door Provision for Thread seal Description

25 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 24 Control Unit Result Section Close button Provision for thread seal Inner compartment door Result II button Result I button Inner latches Frames for Paper seal Clear button Description

26 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 25 Control Unit Ballot Section Total button Ballot button Description

27 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 26 Preparation of EVM by Presiding Officers Preparation by POs

28 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 27 1.Check the serial numbers & Address tags on Control & Balloting Units & on their carrying cases 2.Check the seals put by Returning Officer on the Candidate Set section on Control Unit and at the right top and bottom latch covers of Balloting Unit 3.Polling party should never open the seals put by Returning Officer on Control Unit and Balloting Unit Checking EVM Serial Numbers Preparation by POs

29 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 28 Checking Control Unit 1.Switch on the Control Unit and press `Total’ button’ to verify that the Control Unit is set for correct number of candidates 2.Switch off the Control Unit and pack it in its carrying case before taking it away to polling station Preparation by POs

30 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 29 Checking Balloting Unit 1.Check the seals & address tags fixed by the R.O. at the right top and right bottom of the Balloting Unit 2.Check that the ballot paper is properly fixed 3.Check that the required candidate Buttons are unmasked (blue) and the other Buttons are masked (white) 4.Seals of Balloting Unit should not be opened by polling party at any time Preparation by POs

31 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 30 Special Officers 1.One special officer for a group of 10 polling stations to monitor poll & to replace defective units 2. Special attention to early hours of poll 3. Shall reach any polling station in his charge within 15 minutes Before Poll Special Arrangements Preparation by POs

32 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 31 Preparation by POs Model Layout of Polling Station

33 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 32 Remove the Balloting Unit & Control Unit from their carrying cases Connect Balloting Unit to Control Unit Open back cover and Switch “ON” power One hour before Commencement of Poll Preparation by POs

34 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 33 4.Open “Result” section outer door and inner door One hour before Commencement of Poll Preparation by POs 4

35 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 34 5.Press Clear button to show to the agents present that there are no votes polled One hour before Commencement of Poll Preparation by POs

36 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 35 6.Control Unit displays zero votes for all the candidates One hour before Commencement of Poll Preparation by POs

37 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 36 One hour before Commencement of Poll Preparation by POs

38 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 37 Mock Poll 1.Conduct mock poll for the benefit of polling agents 2.Press Ballot button on Control Unit and register one vote for each candidate in Balloting Unit Preparation by POs

39 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 38 Mock Poll 3.Continue the process till one vote is polled for each candidate (Ensure that equal number of votes are polled for all candidates) 4.Close the mock poll by pressing Close button in Control Unit Preparation by POs

40 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 39 Mock Poll – Display of the Result 5.Press Result-I button and show the mock poll result Preparation by POs

41 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 40 Control Unit – Sealing for Actual Poll Preparation by POs 1.After seeing result of mock poll, clear the machine by pressing Clear button 2.Open back cover and switch “OFF” power. Fix green paper seals in the frame on the inner side of the door of the inner compartment of the Result section 3.Close the door of the inner compartment ensuring that the two open ends of the paper seal project outwards, as shown

42 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 41 4.Presiding Officer should sign below the serial number of paper seal. Candidates / agents present may be allowed to sign if they so desire. 5.Seal the inner door with the special tag 6.Close the outer door of Result section and seal it with address tag Preparation by POs Control Unit – Sealing for Actual Poll

43 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 42 Procedure during Poll

44 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 43 Setting up the EVM in the Polling Station 1.Place the Balloting Unit in the voting compartment and the Control Unit on the table of the presiding / polling officer 2.Connect Balloting Unit to Control Unit 3.Open the bottom compartment and switch “ON” power 4.Close the bottom compartment of Control Unit 5. Press Total button to ensure that there are no votes cast before the actual poll Procedure during Poll

45 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 44 During Poll Key functions of Presiding Officers 1.Each voter shall be allowed to vote only in his / her turn 2.Frequently tally votes polled with the last entry in Voters Register 3.Presiding Officer to ensure that no voter votes without signing the register & voters who have signed do not go away without voting Procedure during Poll

46 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 45 Voting Procedure The officer in charge of Control Unit collects the voter slip and allows the voter to vote in his/her turn He activates the Control Unit by pressing Ballot button and directs the voter to go to voting compartment for voting Procedure during Poll

47 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 46 Inside voting compartment, voter is to press the blue Candidate button in the Balloting Unit against the candidate of his / her choice There will be a beep sound heard to indicate that the vote has been cast and the Busy lamp goes off in the Control Unit This process is repeated for other voters till end of the poll Do not switch off the Control Unit during the poll Voting Procedure Procedure during Poll

48 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 47 Procedure at Close of Poll

49 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 48 Procedure at Close of Poll 1.Remove the cap on Close button and press the Close button as shown. Poll is closed.The Unit displays the total no. of candidates and the total no. of polls. Fix the cap in its place. 2.Note down the total votes recorded in Part I of Form 17C. 3.Press Total Button to verify the total at the closeof the Poll. Procedure at Close of Poll

50 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 49 Procedure at Close of Poll 4.Open the bottom compartment, switch “OFF” power and disconnect Balloting Unit cable 5.Pack the Control Unit and Balloting Unit in their carrying cases 6.Seal the carrying cases and fix address tags. 7.Deposit the sealed cases safely with the Returning Officer. Procedure at Close of Poll

51 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 50 After Ballot button is activated in Control Unit, the last voter may refuse to vote Or After the poll was over, inadvertently Ballot button may have been pressed Important Tips for Presiding Officers To stop the red Busy lamp in Control Unit, switch off the power. Busy lamp will stop glowing. Then, you may switch on power and close the poll. IssueRemedy Procedure at Close of Poll

52 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 51 [ nP ] [ 1 ] The machine is set for single poll [ Cd ] [ 4 ] The machine is set for 4 candidates [ to ] [1087] Total No. of votes polled is 1087 [ 04 ] [ 235 ] Candidate No. 4 has polled 235 votes/ Important Tips for Presiding Officers Messages – Display on both Panels Procedure at Close of Poll

53 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 52 [Le ] = ‘link error’ The interconnecting cable is not connected to Control Unit properly or slide switch position in the Balloting Unit is not set at correct number [ Pe] = ‘pressed error’ Any of the candidates button in the Balloting Unit is either kept pressed or jammed [ er ] = ‘memory error’ The Control Unit is not fit for use Important Tips for Presiding Officers Error messages – Display on Left Panel Procedure at Close of Poll

54 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 53 DOs & DON’Ts

55 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 54 DOs Read the Manual carefully before operating the EVM Press the latches gently and in the manner specified Protect the EVM from dust, heat, rain, fire and other such hazardous environments Use Power pack specially supplied by the Election Commission Inform Election Commission and ECIL in case of any problem DOs & DON’Ts

56 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 55 DOs Remove Power pack from the Control Unit while storing for longer periods Ensure that the covers of the compartments / Sections in the Balloting Unit and the Control Unit rest properly on the plain surface when opened Ensure that the Connector of the Interconnecting Cable mates properly with the connector of the Control Unit before pressing in. This will mate in one direction only Press the “CLEAR” button before pressing “CANDIDATE SET BUTTON” DOs & DON’Ts (Contd.)

57 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 56 DON’Ts DONOT –Exert undue pressure on latches, hinges etc. –Keep EVM near heater or other hot objects –Allow molten lac/sealing wax to fall on the EVM while sealing –Force open the covers or doors of various sections –Try to open the top portion of the Control Unit (by unscrewing the screws) –Remove the Power pack seal unless it is required for use DOs & DON’Ts

58 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 57 DON’Ts DONOT –Hit / smash the connector fixed at the end of the Interconnecting Cable against any hard surface/object –Force the connector fixed at the end of the Interconnecting cable into the connector of Control Unit in the reverse direction –Pull the Interconnecting cable while disconnecting it from the Control Unit without pressing the spring type clips on the hood of the connector DOs & DON’Ts (Contd.)

59 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 58 How does the voter use it? The process is the same as the present method The voter is identified, signature obtained and ink mark put on the index finger Instead of being given a ballot paper at this stage a ballot is released by pressing a button on the Control Unit The voter then proceeds to the Balloting Unit enclosure

60 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 59 How does the voter use it? The Balloting Unit has a conventional Ballot Paper with names and symbols of the contestants secured under a protective cover The voter simply presses a button against the candidate of his/her choice A light adjacent to the button pressed glows followed by a beep indicating the vote is recorded (Contd.)

61 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 60 Can it be tampered with or rigged? It is a state-of-the-art electronic instrument that cannot be tampered with It incorporates a microprocessor that has ‘burnt-in’ software which cannot be altered In case of a booth capture, the Presiding Officer can shutdown the EVM by pressing the “CLOSE” button No votes can be cast on that unit thereafter On resumption of voting, another EVM must be used to continue the poll

62 Electronic Voting Machine EVM – ECIL 2001 Model 61 Thank You


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