Election Commission Says Electronic Voting Machines “No Problem Now”

The electoral commission dismissed doubts about the EVMS. (To file)

New Delhi:

The use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) is no longer a problem for the time being, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Saturday, saying there was a sense of pride India had developed. a machine that gives precise and faster results.

His remarks came at a press conference called to announce the assembly election schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.

Responding to a question about parties losing the elections questioning the credibility of the EVM, Mr Chandra said, “The EVM is no longer a problem now.” “The EVM has been around since 2004 and over 315 crore d voters used the EVM. We are proud that this country has developed such a machine which gives precise and faster results, ”he said.

The Election Commission will deploy the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) as well as the EVM in each parliamentary election polling station in the five states to increase the transparency and credibility of the electoral process, as VVPAT – also called paper track machines – allows a voter to check his vote.

Arrangements have already been made to ensure the availability of a sufficient number of EVMs and VVPATs for the smooth running of the elections, says the EC statement on the voting schedule.

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