Thirteen representatives of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from Russian Federation, Namibia, Kyrgystan, Egypt and Bangladesh have arrived in New Delhi to witness ongoing Assembly elections in India.
Officials said that the election visitors programme for the international delegates has been organised by the EC in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India.
“ECI and UNDP have been collaborating in the field of electoral management for the last several years, an important feature of which is to jointly promote exchange of visits and sharing of experiences and skills in the field of electoral management with developing countries,” said officials.
The delegates visited the EC office for comprehensive briefing on different facets of election management in India, main features of poll preparedness in the ongoing assembly elections. Besides, the international delegates were also given demonstration of the use of technology in these elections, particularly the use of electronic voting machine and the use of the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), as well as extensive briefings by senior officials of the ECI on the entire process of election management for the assembly elections.
The delegates will leave for Dehradun on Tuesday to witness the poll preparations.