‘FAQs For Candidates’ will cover numerous queries including:
Q: Are the EVM machines tamper proof?
A: Yes, this set of EVMs is non-hackable. There are no receptors or transmitters embedded. So the question of anyone accessing the machine remotely through Wireless does not arise
Q: Will there be Video capture of the Polling Area?
A: Yes, we propose to have a Video Camera at each polling location. The Video Camera will not enter the Polling Booth Area for privacy and secrecy purposes
Q: How will the list of names be listed on the EVMs?
A: The names will be listed in Alphabetical order, based on first names. For easy access and readability, no titles or degrees will be prefixed or suffixed
Q: Who are the independent authorities conducting the Polls?
A: The following external independent authorities will be present at all times at each of the polling precincts:
- Polling Officers – 3 – appointed by the Election President
- Technical Officers – 2 – appointed by the Chief Technology Officer
- Auditor -1 – appointed by the Election Auditor
Voters are requested to strictly follow the rules regarding identification and discourage all exceptions. Numerous other details related to pre-polling checks, the post-polling process and guidelines for candidates can be accessed as well. For complete details, log on to http://bit.ly/BPPFAQsCandidate
FAQs For Voters will cover queries including:
Q: What are the dates and time for Voting?
A: Voting will be held only on one day i.e. on 1 July 2018 between 10 am and 6 pm
Q: Can I go to any venue, irrespective of where my residence is?
A: Yes, you are allowed to vote at any of the above locations at the date and times specified above. A voter who has cast his vote at one location will not be allowed to vote at any other location on that day – his name will be automatically blocked at ALL other locations through a central computerized process
Q: Where are the voting venues?
A: Voting will be held at the following locations:
- Cusrow Baug Pavilion
- Khareghat Colony
- Rustom Baug Pavilion
- J B Vachha School, Dadar
- Bharucha Baug, Andheri, Recreation Centre
Q: Is the entire polling process audited?
A: Yes, the polling process, including the technical systems associated with it, will be audited by a reputed firm of Chartered Accountants
Q: What precautions do I need to take at the Polling Booth?
- When you enter the booth, please ensure that all the LEDs are switched off. If you see any of them on, please inform the attendant / Polling Officer immediately, to initiate the EVM machine
- After you finish voting, please inform the attendant that you have finished and ask him to re-initiate the EVM machine and ensure that all the LEDs are off, when you leave the booth
- Please follow discipline at all times
- Please follow all the rules as laid out for the election, at all times
- Please do not carry any brochures / leaflets inside the booth
- Please ensure that you do not leave behind anything inside the booth
Other pertinent queries answered include: Can I go to any venue, irrespective of where my residence is?; the Voting Process; Documents you need to carry and what if you don’t possess a Voters’ Certificate OR a valid photo ID; etc. For complete details, log on to http://bit.ly/BPPFAQsVoter
‘FAQs For EVM’ will cover numerous queries including:
Q: How many EVMs are you going to deploy at each location?
A: There will be 10 EVMs at each location – 9 for General Voters and 1 for Donors
Q: Can someone see who I have voted for?
A: NO. There will be an enclosure around the panel when you vote. YOUR VOTE IS FULLY CONFIDENTIAL – NOBODY – NOT EVEN THE EVM OPERATOR OR POLLING OFFICER OR IT STAFF OR AUDITOR – HAS ACCESS TO WHO YOU HAVE VOTED FOR. VOTE WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR PLEASE.
Q: What will be the layout of the EVM panel?
A: The panel will have the candidate no., his name in English and Gujarati and his postage stamp size picture alongside each button.
Q: Is there any confirmation of the machine having accepted each of my votes?
A: Yes, each time you press a button, the machine will beep and also a small LED will light up against the name which you have voted for, as a confirmation
Q: Can I cancel / reverse / undo my selection?
A: NO. The button once pressed cannot be cancelled or reversed.
Answers to queries including How will Donor votes be accounted for?; or What will be the layout of the EVM panel?; or How will the EVMs be handled after the Voting is Over? and many more can be accessed in complete detail by logging on to http://bit.ly/BPPFAQsEVM