During the visit, the commission not only met various political parties to understand their issues and concerns, but also reviewed work of DMs, SPs, Police Commissioners, DIGs/IGs and discussed issues with Chief secretary, Home secretary, DGP and other senior officers of the State Government. EC also discussed strategy with various enforcement agencies.
"Political parties welcomed the introduction of VVPAT in all polling stations during forthcoming elections. Parties requested that after introduction of VVPATs, the time frame of voting should be rationalised to achieve maximum voting. Parties emphasised the need to publicise the concept and functioning of VVPAT and proper lighting arrangements be made in all the polling booths," the commission stated.
Of the total 43.3 million registered voters as on September 25, 2017, 51.96 per cent or 22.5 million are male and 47.80 per cent or 20.7 million are female voters.