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9th April 2019
General elections 2019 trivia: In first general election, candidates had separate ballot boxes
Independent India held its first general elections in 1951 and almost 1,874 candidates contested from 54 political parties in that election. Before the introduction of the electronic voting machine (EVM) or the voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), elections were conducted using paper ballots. In 1951-52 and 1957, every candidate was allotted a separate ballot box at each polling station in which each voter had to drop their ballot papers into the box of the candidates of their choice. In 2019, about 90 crore eligible voters will cast their votes to elect their preferred candidates on VVPAT machines. 

General elections 2019 trivia: In first general election, candidates had separate ballot boxes

Independent India held its first general elections in 1951 and almost 1,874 candidates contested from 54 political parties in that election. Before the introduction of the electronic voting machine (EVM) or the voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), elections were conducted using paper ballots. In 1951-52 and 1957, every candidate was allotted a separate ballot box at each polling station in which each voter had to drop their ballot papers into the box of the candidates of their choice. In 2019, about 90 crore eligible voters will cast their votes to elect their preferred candidates on VVPAT machines. 
Published Date: Mar 22nd, 2019 05:14 PM | Updated Date: Apr 9th, 2019 01:16 PM IST