Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 may come with a delay, counting underway
New Delhi : Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: People are sitting on the edge of their seats to know who will get to rule the country for next five years. The fate of over 8,000 candidates in a total of 542 parliamentary constituencies will be revealed on May 23. The counting of votes began sharply at 8 AM on Thursday.
Initial trends will start coming at around 11 AM, but a clear picture on who is winning the elections will start coming in the late afternoon. According to a news report, the final results may come with a delay due to a strenuous process of VVPAT counting with EVMs.
This will be the first time in which 5 VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) machines per Assembly constituency will be matched with EVMs to ensure fair counting process.
In Lok Sabha Election 2014, the Election Commission had done a pilot test with VVPAT machines in eight out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, but no tallying was done. This time it will be done in exclusive and safe counting booths and the returning officer and his/her deputy will directly supervise the tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM count.
The entire process of randomly matching the votes will eat up around four to five extra hours.
Total 67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore electors had cast their vote in the seven-phase elections. This is the highest ever voter turnout in Indian parliamentarian elections.