Ajmer and Alwar by elections: EVM machine to have candidates’ pictures. In the Rajasthan by elections to be held on January 29, the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names to stop confusion.
According to Chief Election Officer Ashvini Bhagat, this has been done to ensure there was no confusion if there were two candidates with the same name in the Rajasthan by elections.
EVMs will have the name of the candidate, his or her picture and the election symbol, according to the new arrangement.
Bhagat said although this experiment was done in the Dholpur Assembly by-election, it hasn’t been done anywhere in a Lok Sabah election.
Lok Sabha by-polls are scheduled in Ajmer and Alwar on January 29. The Assembly elections will be held the same day in Mandalgarh.