Two states witnessed complaints of malfunctioning electronic voting and paper trail machines as voters across India began queueing up on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha election. Initial glitches reported at polling booths in Agra and Mathura delayed polling, which was to begin at 7am. In Assam, a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine not working properly at a polling station in Silchar. Along with the Lok Sabha election, Odisha will also vote for 35 assembly seats on Thursday. EVM malfunctions were reported from all districts of Andhra Pradesh, eight Lok Sabha constituencies that went to vote in western Uttar Pradesh, the northern-eastern states of Assam and Arunachal, and Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
Source: Hindustan Times April 18, 2019 03:03 UTC