Election Commission of India(ECI) to hold demonstration to prove EVMs can’t be tampered with today Saturday May 20,2017
The Election Commission of India(ECI)will on Saturday May 20,2017 hold a demonstration on the working of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to allay fears that the devices can be tampered with by political parties and candidates
According to an Election Commission announcement, the demonstration of the functioning of the EVMs and VVPATs will be followed by a press conference.
ECI had announced after an all-party meeting on May 12,2017 that it will hold the challenge to let opposition political parties prove their contention that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the February-March assembly elections were, or could be, tampered with.
ECI also announced that all future elections will be held using Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT)
The VVPAT system records the candidate and symbol a person voted for but the voter cannot take the receipt home.
Several opposition politicians had alleged EVM-tampering in assembly polls but the commission ruled out such a possibility.