Mangaluru, Mar 22, 2019: The first round of randomisation of EVMs and VVPATs for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in Dakshina Kannada was done in the strong room at the office of Deputy Commissioner here on Thursday.
It was done in the presence of Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S., representatives of political parties, assistant returning officers, tahsildars, and other officials.
An official press release said here on Thursday that vehicles carrying EVMs and VVPATs have been fitted with GPS equipment to track their movement.
Meanwhile, at a meeting of local cable television channel operators Mr. Senthil said the operators should get permission of the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee for telecasting advertisements of political parties and candidates.
He said the committee has been keeping a watch on the misuse of the media. The Deputy Commissioner said all channel operators should telecast election-related advertisements at the rate fixed by the district administration.