Election Commission India announced that henceforth, VVPATs would be used in all the Assembly and General elections. The Election Commission will announce the schedule for Electoral Voting Machinechallenge on Saturday.
The electoral body will also organise a live Electoral Voting Machine demo before making the announcement. At the event, those having raised questions on Electoral Voting Machine security would be invited to demonstrate how Electoral Voting Machines can be tampered with. The political parties would also be invited to demonstrate that the Electoral Voting Machines used during the recent Assembly elections had been tampered with.
About a week ago, the Election Commission India had held a meeting with representatives of 42 political parties on the issue of electoral reforms, including Electoral Voting Machine security.
The Commission gave a detailed presentation on security features of Electoral Voting Machines to assert that they could not be tampered with given the administrative measures adopted to secure them. The Election Commission India had also announced that henceforth, VVPATs would be used in all the Assembly and General elections.