The office informed that the counting will begin at 8 am and will be over in 12 hours. The returning officer, Anil Pawar, said, "We will complete counting by 8 pm, although we will have to consolidate numbers, which will take more than a few hours. Five VVPAT machines from each constituency will be counted, thus we will have to count 30 VVPATs. As these slips are to be counted manually, there are chances of some human error. This means that the result can be declared only around midnight".