Counting of votes will be done on May 23 in all the states for Lok Sabha elections. Before the counting of votes at 8 o’clock in the morning, the randomization of EVMs will start from 5 am in the morning. After that, the postal ballot will be computed after posting the QR scan at 8 o’clock. At the same time, according to the Supreme Court directive, EVMs of VVPATs will be matched with EVMs of five polling stations under every assembly constituency of the state. Under the directive of the Supreme Court, five EVMs will be matched with VVPAT from each assembly constituency.
There are 68 assembly constituencies in the state and EVMs of 340 polling stations will be selected for this. Earlier, only one EVM and VVPAT slips were calculated by matching them. The details of the candidate who has voted on the VVPAT for six seconds after pressing the EVM button. After that, the slip falls into VVPAT. VVPAT was used during the last assembly elections.
A total of 156 tables will be set up in four parliamentary constituencies for the counting of 68028 postal ballots in the 156 table states that will be for postal ballot. The counting of the ballot and EVM votes will go together The highest table for a postal ballot is 53 for Kangra parliamentary area, 48 for Hamirpur, 30 for Mandi and 25 for Shimla. Every postal ballot will take about one minute to scan the QR and count. It is likely that during the six and a half hours the postal ballot will be counted. Although the time will be based on the number of ballot papers.
The counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections will take place from 8 am on May 23. However, the work of the Randomization of EVMs will be started at 5.00 in the morning. -Devesh Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal