Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards
The Union law ministry has also been allocated Rs 100 crore to meet the Election Commission's "carry forward liability" for expenditure on the 2019 Lok Sabha election
Even as a second Narendra Modi wave sweeps across the nation on counting day 2019, silence has broken out in the Opposition about Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ‘tampering’, an issue that had been raised strongly after the exit polls on the last day of the seven-phase elections
EVM manipulation row: Opposition cries foul but bureaucrats defend system, say hacking is not possible
Social media is abuzz with posts about not just the hacking of EVMs but also the alleged changing or replacing of these machines.
LS polls 2019: Congress-led Opposition mocking democracy by demanding overnight change in counting process
Congress, which is leading the Opposition in this adventurism, should understand this even better as they are claiming that they are saving democracy.
Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards, VVPAT, judgments upholding EVMs
It was only after several procedural deliberations that EVMs were accepted and has been used since 2000. In close to two decades of its existence, EVM has been used in more than 110 elections, starting from state legislative Assemblies and four Lok Sabha elections (since 2009), including the current one.
Daily Bulletin: EVM row dominates discourse ahead of counting, Naidu strives to unite Opposition front, ISRO launches RISAT-2B; day's top stories
A day ahead of counting, controversy over EVMs rages on as does the Opposition's efforts to consolidate an anti-NDA front, even as exit poll predicts a comfortable win for BJP, ISRO launched earth observation satellite RISAT-2B; day's top stories
As the Election Commission gears up for the final phase of the Lok Sabha election due on 19 May, voters are looking forward to the result-day on 23 May, which will appoint India's 17th Lok Sabha in Parliament.
KL travelled across Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the most MPs to Parliament, to ask voters if they knew about the ‘NOTA’ option on the Electronic Voting Machine — an opportunity to select “None Of The Above” if the candidates were not up to scratch.
EVM, VVPAT glitches reported across country as polling gets underway for second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election
According to the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 69.43 percent was recorded in phase one of elections in eighteen states and two Union Territories held on 11 April.
An EVM is ‘information’ under the Right to Information Act and can be demanded by an applicant from the Election Commission of India on a payment of Rs 10
VS Sampath says first prove that EVMs can be manipulated; on National Voters Day, ex-CEC supports empowering NOTA
With the Opposition raising concerns over alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission is facing one of the toughest challenges in the last seven decades.
Electronic Voting Machine and its history with India: Controversy over EVMs malfunctioning, rigging allegations are not new
EVMs were used on an experimental basis for the first time in elections to 16 Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh (5), Rajasthan (5) and Delhi (6) held in November, 1998. The 2004 Lok Sabha election was conducted entirely on EVMs
Electronic Voting Machines could be hacked, but casting aspersions on instrument without proper proof is unjustified
Influencing an election by hacking EVMs would require a small army of dedicated agents.
Election Commission says its EVMs are 'foolproof', mulls legal action against US-based cyber expert who raised hacking allegation
Amid claims by an Indian cyber expert that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be hacked, the Election Commission asserted on Monday that it firmly stands by "empirical facts about foolproof nature" of its machines, and said it is examining as to what legal action "can and should" be taken in the matter.
Rajasthan journalist heckled, threatened with jail for pointing out electoral malpractices in Jaipur's Adarsh Nagar booth
A journalist from The Times of India was reportedly heckled and threatened by the local police officer in Rajasthan's Jaipur when he objected to a polling officer forcing people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Over 1,200 candidates in fray for Chhattisgarh polls; Jogi-BSP-CPI alliance makes it strong triangular contest
Over 1,200 candidates will fight it out in 90 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly election where besides the BJP and the Congress, smaller parties are also in the fray.
In Mau, Uttar Pradesh, a local community of social activists who call themselves the Aabhaas Mahasangh Mandal are leading a campaign against the use of EVMs
The apex court fixed the matter for further hearing on 8 October when the Election Commission will also file its response in the case.
Ex-EC chiefs, poll experts back 'foolproof' EVMs, say return to paper ballots 'like going back to bullock cart'
Former chief election commissioners highlighted how EVMs were the better option and ballot papers would give way for malpractices.
OP Rawat appointed chief election commissioner: New CEC supports 'one nation, one poll,' linking Aadhaar to voter IDs
Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner (CEC), a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti demits charge.