On Wednesday, the Election Commission of India organized a video conferencing training session for all district election officials, deputy district election officials, returning officers, additional returning officers, and IT staff for the upcoming Rajasthan Legislative Assembly elections in 2023. The training provided detailed information on the instructions, rules, and laws related to the counting of votes issued by the Election Commission of India. The participants were trained on counting ETPBM votes until midday, followed by counting postal ballots and EVM votes later in the day. The senior officials of the Election Commission of India informed the participants about the provisions and arrangements related to the counting of votes. It was a comprehensive training session that provided valuable insights and knowledge about the vote-counting process.
Chief Election Officer Praveen Gupta announced after the training that the election machinery has efficiently accomplished the crucial task of voting. The counting of votes holds equal importance in this process, thus there should be no room for negligence. He emphasized the need for officials and employees to have a thorough understanding of the counting process and to conduct it with utmost transparency and impartiality. Additionally, he directed the authorities to inform representatives of all political parties in advance about the counting process.
In the control unit of the counting the control unit, besides the votes recorded in the postal ballots, ETPBMS, randomly selected VVPAT slips will also be counted.
He said that to maintain complete impartiality in the counting, after the entire counting, 5-5 VVPATs will be selected by lottery from each assembly’s polling centres, and the counting of their slips will be done. The results of the counting will be displayed on the Election Commission’s website and the Voter Helpline app.
The Chief Election Officer said that the counting of votes for the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly General Elections 2023 will take place on December 3 at all 36 counting centres established in the district headquarters. He said that the results of the counting rounds will be displayed. The counting of postal ballots will begin at 8 am, followed by the counting of votes recorded in the EVM at 8:30 am.
He said that the results of the counting of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly General Elections 2023 can be viewed on the website of the Election Commission of India https://results.eci.gov.in and the Voter Helpline app (VHA). The Voter Helpline app needs to be downloaded from the Google Play Store. In addition, the results of the counting will also be displayed on https://ceorajasthan.nic.in