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Allegations of EVM

tampering 'wild
and baseless': EC
TIM E SOFIN DIA, M AR 1 6, 2 017 .
EVM ??????
Electronic Voting Machines("EVM") are
a device being used inIndian General and State Elections to
implementelectronic voting in part from 1999 elections.

In 1980,M. B. Haneef invented the first Indian voting


machine, gazetted "Electronically operated vote counting
machine".

The Industrial designers of the EVMs were faculty members at the


Industrial Design Centre,IIT Bombay.
WHEN IT ALL STARTED !!!!!
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief
Mayawati.
Either the EVMs did not
accept votes other than BJP,
or the votes of other parties
have gone to BJP in the
EVMs,.
SUPPORTERs CLUB.
RJD President Lalu Prasad said
What Mayawatiji is saying
should definitely be probed by
the Election Commission, It's
known that Gujarat is the hub
of EVM manufacturing, hence
tampering of EVMs cannot be
ruled out.
SUPPORTERs CLUB .
Delhi chief minister Arvind kejriwal
said

Itis the responsibility of the


Election Commission to ensure
people believe in the electoral
system If there is a flaw in EVMs
(Electronic Voting Machines),
elections become meaningless.
Election
Commissions reply
..
Demand for a repoll using ballot papers was legally untenable.
Demonstrate that EVMs can be manipulated or tampered with.
Use of voting machines had in fact helped curb several electoral
malpractices and resulted in the more efficient conduct of elections.

F
irst-level checking is done for every EVM by engineers of the
manufacturers.

M
ock test is also carried out, in the presence of political parties
representatives.
Issue went Viral !!!!!
Twitter records 1.37 million tweets on this issue.
Whatsapp and other social media also faced several
content flow related this issue.

Around 7500 post written on Quora .


What a difference !!!!!
EVM Ballot-paper voting.
Result can be declared after Result can be declared within 2 to 3
hours
3040 hours.
A bogus voter can stuff thousands of
EVM is programmed to record bogus ballot papers inside the ballot
only five votes in a minute. box.
Cost of paper documents will reach
in lacs.
The cost per EVM was Estimated that about10,000 tons of
Rs.5,500/. ballot paper (roughly 200,000 trees)
would be saved.
No negative impact on
environment. Paper ballot, this right was exercised
by the voters themselves by
stamping on more than one
candidate, thus officially wasting a
No provision for such matters. ballot.
Truth above rumours ..
The EVMs [Electronic Voting Machines] are made by two
public sector companies deliberately, which is good
as the EC [Election Commission] can keep it under its control.

The machine has just a one-time programme , or


chip, built into it, like a calculator. So, just like you cannot
tamper with a calculator, it is the same with the EVM [Electronic
Voting Machine].

There isa tech committee of experts of five IIT


[Indian Institutes of Technology] professors, all voluntary, and
from different IITs.

Computer that makes a randomised selection, of


which machines to sent to which locations
MAKING IT MORE
INNOVATIVE !!!!

Introduce the VV path or Voter Verifiable


Paper Audit Trail, where a printer is attached
to the EVM [Electronic Voting Machine]. So, when
you press the button of your choice, the name
comes up on the screen for six seconds for you to
see it. Then the paper slip goes automatically into a
sealed box. Any accusation of rigging can be proved
if the result of the machine and slip is not the same.
BIBLIOGRAPHY.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Voting_Machine
_(EVM_India
)
http://
www.hindustantimes.com/assembly-elections/mayawati-ca
lls-for-fresh-up-elections-alleges-evm-tampering-led-
to-poor-bsp-showing/story-OvSrE9xkSuv6jFqE1nDaeJ.html
http://
www.hindustantimes.com/assembly-elections/evm-tamperin
g-as-claimed-by-kejriwal-maya-highly-unlikely-will-nee
d-thousands-of-poll-staff/story-Z29XNiysi1eIoucRz1IcHK
.html
http://
www.thehindu.com/news/national/ec-rejects-mayawati-c
harge-on-evm-tampering/article17449231.ece

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