Indian Voting Machines

Indian Voting Machines

Electronic Voting Machines ("EVM") are being used in Indian General and State Elections to implement electronic voting in part from 1999 elections and in total since 2004 elections. The EVMs reduce the time in both casting a vote and declaring the results compared to the old paper ballot system. However, EVMs have been under a cloud of suspicion over their alleged tamparability and security problems during elections (especially after the 2009 general elections). After rulings of Delhi High Court, Supreme Court and demands from various political parties, Election Commission decided to introduce EVMs with Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system.

Read more about Indian Voting Machines:  History, Technology, Features, Benefits, Usage of An EVM, Limitations, Security Problems, Introduction of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), Overseas Usage

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