Despite promises of proper arrangements, many incidents of EVM malfunction were seen during Assembly election in Karnataka.

The Election Commission has decided to have re-election at Lottagollahalli booth number 158 in Hebbal Assembly Constituency, Bengaluru, said Karnataka Chief Election Commissioner Sanjeev Kumar. The date of re-election will be announced soon. There were complaints of VVPAT showing wrong details of voting.

The EVM had a problem, and the machine was not set right. Thus after 44 votes, no votes were cast at the concerned ward at Lottagollahalli.

Thus a total of 164 polling units, 157 control units and 470 VVPATs had problems in functioning. However, most of the machines were replaced, and after a delay of one or two hours, the election process was re-started.

 There were complaints of VVPAT machine not working at Chamarajapete constituency. Polling booth 162 at Chamarajapete encountered problems, and no receipt was seen after casting a vote in the EVM. When none of the tactics of the officials worked to set the VVPAT right, after a wait of two hours, the machine was replaced with a new one. People wait in the booth and cast their vote, express disappointment over the technical glitches.

EVM problems were also seen in EVM in Kengeri, under Yeshwantpur constituency.