EVM glitches reported in some polling booths in Andhra Pradesh

Krishna: In Andhra Pradesh, malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) disrupted the polling briefly in some constituencies.

The polling at Kanchikacherla village of Krishna district had to be halted till the machines were rectified or replaced. Voting was delayed at booth numbers 196, 198 and 200 of the region.

Not only in Kanchikacherla village, but voters at booth number 154 in Rajam town of Srikakulam district also had to wait for some time to exercise their franchise because of a technical glitch in the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) unit installed there.

In Pulivendula Assembly constituency, several reserved employees staged a protest against the Returning Officer, demanding his suspension, for sidelining them and giving duties to private employees.

Voting is taking place in a single phase for the 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.