The Election Commission of India on Sunday ordered re-polling in two stations in Delhi Cantt and Rohtas Nagar, respectively. The total number of voters who will cast their vote again is 2,177.
Re-polling was ordered following a scrutiny by the ECI. Polling will be held at the two locations on February 9 from 8 am to 6 pm, Joint Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajesh Goyal said.
“District officers concerned have published the information in the polling area,” he said.
“After mock voting on the EVM at the DID Lines polling station, the presiding officer forgot to erase the mock voting result. Hence there will be re-polling,” District Election Officer (DEO) of Southwest Ankur Garg said. The Delhi Cantt constituency, where 907 voters will cast their votes again, falls under the Southwest district.
Azimul Haque, DEO of Northeast, said, “After the mock poll was conducted, the display of the EVM showed the correct number till 43 votes. But when it reached 49, the display showed the number 4 instead of the number 9. It would have been feasible to count the votes but the ECI did not want to take any chances. Hence it ordered a re-poll.”
The polling station in Rohtas Nagar is located in an East Municipal Corporation school in Subhash Park. Haque said 1,270 voters who cast their votes at the polling station will vote again on Monday.
After polling was held on Saturday, Delhi Cantt and Rohtas recorded 58.47 per cent and 69.98 per cent turnout, respectively.
The polling percentage in Delhi Cantt was the lowest in Delhi. Rohtas Nagar, on the other hand, is in the Northeast district and had the highest turnout.