EVMs are prone to tampering by both external hackers and insiders. The danger of insider fixing of elections is recognized the world over. Hence mere faith in companies and a host of private players handling EVMs cannot be the basis for election results. Elections can be trusted only if the results are verifiable and auditable. Most developed countries have rejected or reformed direct-recording EVMs. Election Commission of India is persisting with the voting machines ignoring the serious concerns. Hence this effort to mobilize public opinion. Read More...
Views on EVM
L.K. Advani Senior Leader, BJP
I personally regard it significant that
Voting, Counting in new style (VVPAT) a success in SohRa Friday, July 29, 2011 , Andrew W. Lyngdoh, Telegramph, Shillong "Add-on printers to the EVM were satisfactory and that most people preferred the closed system." says D.K. Sharma, professor of IIT Bombay and a member of the ECI's expert committee on EVMs
Paper Trail in Meghalaya: Sohra, Shella in mock poll drill Wednesday, July 27, 2011 , Andrew W. Lyngdoh, Telegramph, Shillong "We feel that we lost the 2008 polls due to the inaccuracy of the EVMs. If this technology is highly authentic unlike the EVMs, the MNF will return to power in the 2013 polls" says MNF Leader Gogo Lalremtluanga.
Setback to EC as pilot poll reports errors Wednesday, July 27, 2011 , Ruhi Tewari & Jacob P. Koshy, MINT “The system needs to be tested in a real election, like forthcoming by-elections, since EC was unable to simulate an election in the pilot,” said GVL Narasimha Rao.