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5 Myths related to Voting

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:05pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Myth 1: Citizens can vote even if their names are not included in the voters list. They will have to show only their identity proof.

Reality: No citizen can vote if his name is not included in the voters list. Even if he or she has all the documents, he or she will not be permitted to vote

Myth 2: Citizen can get an electric shock if they touch Electronic Voting Machine (EV)

Reality: These machines are tested and verified by experts and they are completely shock safe. 

Myth 3: The voting booths are closed in the afternoon for lunch time

Reality: There is no lunch time during voting. Voting continues from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Myth 4: CCTV cameras are installed inside the booth and they capture the footage which shows whom you are voting for.

Reality: The CCTV does not capture the activity inside the voting compartment where you actually cast your vote. 

Myth 5: At some voting booths, you cast your vote for any candidate, it will go to a particular candidate only because machines are tampered with.

Reality: The EVM are checked and sealed in front of the representatives of all candidates.

 


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