Results of 5 states will be released on 3rd December.
The results of assembly elections of 5 states in the country will be revealed on December 3. Voting has taken place in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Voting will take place in Telangana on 30 November. But the results of all the states will come on Sunday. The Election Commission has completed the preparations. In such a situation, there are many questions that come to mind.
Like- how are the votes protected from polling till the counting day? How is it decided whether votes are safe or not? What is the role of state police in this? How does the Election Commission decide their security? And what is the whole process of counting? Know the answers to these questions…
Understand the process before counting votes
Before understanding the process of counting of votes, it is important to understand the last process of the voting day. After the end of voting on the day of voting, EVMs and VVPATs are sealed in carrying cases in the presence of the candidate’s polling agent. While doing videography properly, it is kept in a strong case with double lock system. There is strict security here and they are taken from here to the polling station till the day of counting of votes. For security reasons, if the candidate’s representatives wish, they can stop in front of the strong form. It is guarded 24 hours.
How safe are your votes in the strong room, understand in 5 points
- Room with double locking system: According to the Election Commission, there is only one door in the strong room where votes are kept. It is checked that there is no other way to reach it. It has a double lock system, one key of which is kept with its in-charge and the other key with an officer of the rank of ADM or above. While making a strong room, it is also kept in mind that neither water reaches here in case of flood nor there is any danger of fire.
- 24 hour CAPF surveillance: Now let us understand how much security there is here. CAPF guards are deployed 24 hours for the security of votes. In case of shortage, a demand can also be made from the Centre. The strong room is also monitored through CCTV 24 hours to ensure that no one kills the bird. A control room is also made in front of the strong room, from where its security is monitored.
- Role of State Police: Now let us understand what is the role of police in vote security. The police also have the responsibility of how safe the strong room is. To ensure the security of each strong room, a police officer along with a government official stays there all the time.
- 3 layer security, which is difficult to penetrate: The security of Strong is 3 circles. The first circle is of CAPF guards. Who monitor it 24 hours. State police is deployed in the second circle. And in the third security circle, guards of the Districts Executive Force are deployed. It is impossible for any person to penetrate this security.
- What will happen to EVM if there is delay in counting of votes: A question also arises that what will happen if there is a delay in counting of votes due to some reason? The Election Commission has given the answer to this question. The Commission says that EVM also has its own memory. In this, your vote remains safe for 10 years. Therefore, delay in counting of votes will not have any impact on your vote.
What will happen if the power goes out?
Preparations are also made to ensure that there is continuous power supply and that there is no hindrance in the security of the strong room. According to the Election Commission, the Chief Election Officer writes a letter to the Chairman of the Electricity Board to ensure continuous electricity supply in Strong. After this, the local electricity board decides that the situation of power outage should not arise. Along with this, arrangement of generator is also made so that in case of emergency the situation can be handled and do not stay here to stay safe. This system continues until the counting of votes is over.
Understand the entire process of counting votes in 5 points
- Lock of strong room opens with videography: On the day of counting, the lock of the strong room is opened early in the morning with videography. During this, candidates, returning officers and observers remain present. EVMs are taken to the counting center under CCTV surveillance. The returning officer decides what will be the center of counting of votes.
- Oath before counting of votes from 8 am: Counting of votes will start at 8 am. Before this, the Returning Officer and ARO i.e. Assistant Returning Officer take an oath to maintain the secrecy of the vote. It is the responsibility of ARO to monitor different counting centres.
- Agents get ready for counting at 6 o’clock: The counting agents who count the votes are appointed by the political party. On the day of counting, candidates reach the counting center before 5 am. People involved in counting of votes are asked to sit at the counting table at 6 o’clock.
- Three Step Process: After the oath, counting of votes starts in the presence of the returning officer. This entire process runs in three stages. First, the duty of counting staff is imposed. There the candidates are present there along with their counting agents. In the second phase, voting starts first with ETPB i.e. Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot and then with Postal Ballot. Only after 30 minutes of this process, the third process starts, in which counting of votes from EVMs starts. Counting of votes continues in several rounds. As the counting of votes is completed, the data of that assembly gets updated on the official website of the Election Commission.
- Data is kept safe after counting: After counting of votes, the data is kept safe in the control memory unit. It remains until it is deleted.
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