Rajasthan assembly by-election-2021: M-3 EVMs will be used for voting, this is a special thing
M-3 EVM machines will be used in the by-elections to be held in Dhariyavad in Pratapgarh district and Vallabhnagar assembly seats in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. These machines will be far more technically secure than the M-1 and M-2 EVM machines, which were being used in the earlier elections.
Giving this information, Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said that the M-3 machines were first used in the 2014 general elections and are being used in other elections in a phased manner.
Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said that M-3 machines are technically more secure. This machine is stand-alone and one-time programmable. No chip or radiofrequency can work in these. These machines with dynamic coding print the date and time each time they are pressed. These machines have USDM (Unauthorized Access Detection Module) technology, due to which these machines come to factory mode when they are tampered with. These machines can do self-diagnosis. Data data of 384 candidates can be displayed in these machines simultaneously.
It is noteworthy that the voting for Dhariawad in Pratapgarh district and Vallabhnagar assembly seats in Udaipur district will be held on October 30, while the counting of votes will be done on November 2.