Voters psyched by missing names, malfunctioning EVMs
Mumbai- Voters were perplexed as the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in polling booth number 8 in ward 220 installed in the Sindhi lane BMC School was not working.
The EVM machine was not working from the 7:30 am to 7:44 am. Voters were agitated as they came early in the morning to cast vote but the machine was not working. Shiv Sena candidate Surendra Bagalkar, NCP’s Rupesh Khandke, Congress’s Naresh Seth, Keshav Mule from MNS came to cast their votes in the morning but the machines were clogged.
In other areas, several citizens found themselves off the voters' lists when they went to cast their votes on Monday.
At St Peter's school in Bandra, many voters were turned away by election officials because their names did not figure in the voter list for that polling centres. Citizens like Jerome D'Mello, however, said that they had been voting at the same centre for several elections now. Although these citizens tried to locate other polling centres in the same area, they were unable to locate their names.