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Making Every Vote Matter SOPs related to transfer, storage and handling of EVMs

Ever since they were first brought into play, EVMs have always attracted suspicion from different quarters. From fears of hacking to the possibility of malfunction, EVMs have remained controversial despite the Election Commission’s assurances. The ECI has in place certain ground rules about the transfer, storage, testing and use of the controversial devices. The EVMs and WPATs…

Remove Penal Provisions on Citizens in Election Rules: CJP writes to EC Presently, voter can be jailed for filing false complaint for wrong choice in VVPAT slip

Elections are just round the corner and amidst fears about the tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), there is also a grave concern with respect to penal provisions related to Conduct of Election Rules. These provisions punish voters if they point out discrepancies in their Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) but are unable to…

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