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Tag: Electronic Voting Machines

Most EVMs In US Still Vulnerable To Hacking: Report

Washington: Electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the US are still vulnerable to hacking as hackers have found new ways, or replicate previously published methods, to compromise those with ease, a new report has said. Based on the findings of the white-hat hacker “DEF CON Voting Village”, the report mentioned vulnerabilities in voting machines still in […]

CEC rules out return to ballot paper system

Kolkata: Rejecting the demand of bringing back the ballot paper system of voting, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday said that there is no question of going back to the bygone era. “We are not going back to the era of ballot papers. The Honourable Supreme Court has more than once said that […]

Govt spent nearly Rs 4,000 crore for EVMs ahead of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The central government had spent about Rs 4000 crore in 2018-19 on procurement of EVMs for the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. In this Budget, Rs 1,000 crore has been earmarked for the Lok Sabha elections. According to the budget document, the provision is for meeting carry forward liability in respect of charges for […]

SC seeks EC response on EVM malfunction complaint

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to respond on a plea seeking to remove the provision which criminalizes the reporting of malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines, if proven false. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gagoi asked the poll panel to file its reply within two weeks. The […]

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Poll effect: 15,000 govt schools get electricity connections in rural MP

New Delhi: The just-concluded general elections came as a boon for primary schools in Madhya Pradesh’s rural areas. As per the state Chief Election Commissioner’s (CEO) report, 15,000 government primary schools, which were made polling stations in far-flung areas, got permanent electricity connections during the Lok Sabha polls. Not just electricity, repair works were also […]

Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

New Delhi: Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as “election victory machines”. Addressing the media at the party headquarters here, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, […]

Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'

New Delhi: As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its “capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious” and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore. “From Electoral Bonds and EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) to manipulating the election […]

LS polls: 3rd phase sees largest deployment of EVMs

New Delhi: The third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections saw the largest-ever deployment of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 2.11 lakh polling stations spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories, the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that ever since their […]

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US election officials worried as hackers break into EVMs

Las Vegas: Amid the growing debate over whether electronic voting machines (EVMs) are hackable or not, elections officials in the US are worried over the increasing “information warfare” as mid-term polls loom. According to a CNN report, at the annual “Def Con hacker convention” here over the weekend, state and local election officials who attended […]

Varied voting in pan-India bypolls; EVMs malfunction in UP, Maharashtra

New Delhi: Amid complaints of dysfunctional electronic voting machines (EVMs) in three parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the bypolls on Monday to four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats across India saw moderate to high turnout. The Congress and some other opposition parties complained to the Election Commission (EC) about “hundreds of EVMs” […]

Guj polls: 30.31% voter turnout till noon, EVM glitches

Ahmedabad: Over 30 per cent voter turnout was recorded today in 89 seats in the first phase of assembly polls in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress’ heir-apparent Rahul Gandhi are locked in a bitter, high-stakes political duel after a 22-year reign of the BJP. There were reports of technical glitches in electronic […]

BJD always ready for polls: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The BJD is ready for early polls said party Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in reply to media representatives at the State Secretariat here today. “The BJD is always ready for elections. If there is an early election, as I have said, we are always ready for it,” said Patnaik. Earlier on Wednesday, […]

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Blaming EVMs for defeat in polls is like disrespecting EC, says Shah

Bhubaneswar: BJP chief Amit Shah today said blaming Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for defeat in polls is like disrespecting the Election Commission (EC). Shah said Narendra Modi is the most popular leader today due to his extraordinary connect with the people, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefed media persons during the party’s national executive meet in the Capital […]