Loksabha Elections 2024: How is vote counting done through EVM after elections?


Loksabha Elections 2024:  Voting for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will now end after a few weeks, after that, the process of vote counting will begin. Elections are being conducted with EVM (Electronic Voting Machine). In such a situation, there must be a question in people's minds about how votes are counted through EVMs. If you do not know about this, then today we are going to tell you how votes are counted quickly through EVM. 


The complete process of how vote counting is done through EVM is as follows:

1. After voting:

After the polling is over, the EVM is sealed and taken out of the polling station to a safe place.

All EVMs are collected at a designated place, which is called a 'counting center'.

2. At the counting center:

At the counting center, election officials open the seals of the EVMs and separate them into a 'control unit' and a 'ballot unit'.

The 'control unit' is connected to a 'reading machine'.

The 'reading machine' reads the number of votes cast in the EVM and records it on a 'counting sheet'.

3. Counting of votes:

The number of votes recorded on the 'counting sheet' is tallied with the number of votes received by different candidates.

This matching is done in the presence of a 'Voting Officer' and a 'Party Agent'.

After the counting of votes is complete, the 'Counting Officer' announces the results.

4. Use of VVPAT:

Since 2010, the 'Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail' (VVPAT) has also been used along with electronic voting machines (EVMs) in India.

VVPAT is an independent electronic device that prints a slip of the vote cast by the voter and keeps it in a secure box.

VVPAT is used to verify the records of votes cast in EVMs.

EVM counting is considered accurate because:

EVMs are electronic devices that reduce the possibility of human error.

VVPAT is used to verify the records of votes cast in EVMs.

The counting process takes place under the supervision of the 'Counting Officer', 'Party Agent', and other officials.