In the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, all the necessary preparations have been made for the First of the Seven-Phase polling of Assembly Elections tomorrow. The polling will be conducted from 7.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.
The Election Commission has decided to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) along with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at every Polling Station, with a view to enhance the transparency and credibility of the election process, as VVPAT allows the voter to verify his or her vote.
The arrangements have already been made to ensure availability of adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs for the smooth conduct of elections.
During the First Phase of Assembly Elections, there are 623 candidates in fray for 58 seats indicating mostly multi-cornered contests. Maximum 15 candidates each are vying for Mathura and Muzaffar Nagar seats while minimum five candidates are in the fray for Iglas seat.