With the Supreme Court on Friday rejecting a plea for 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count, the voting process for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections remains the same.

Voting will continue to take place using EVMs, with 100 per cent of the machines attached to a VVPAT unit. As per the existing provisions, VVPAT slips of five randomly selected Assembly constituencies or segments would be counted to verify with the EVM count. The petitioner, the Association for Democratic Reforms, had sought 100 per cent counting of VVPAT slips. The court also rejected a plea for a return to paper ballots. As far as voters are concerned, the procedure remains the same.