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Why ECI is insisting on EVM’s? : Kejriwal

Why ECI is insisting on EVM’s? : Kejriwal
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal again questioned the election commission for electronic voting machine. He recently tweeted “All political parties(barring BJP)and the people of India want paper ballot,Then why ECI insisting on EVM’s?”. As India is democratic country,here elections are based on voting system. There are two main types of voting system that is ballot paper voting and electronic voting machine system. Electronic voting machine is modern system opted by election commission of India during 1999 elections and replaced ballot paper. Election Commission of India decided to introduce EVMs with Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system during 2014 general elections. Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system was introduced in 8 of 543 parliamentary constituencies as a pilot project. Ballot paper is oldest method of voting
and it is easy to understand. it consist lots of useful information, not only the information about vote but also about the voter. Each ballot paper is entirely different from another due to the different colors of ink, different styles of handwriting’s etc.


How EVM’s and Ballot paper works?

EVM’s consists of two units control unit and balloting unit. These two are connected by a five-meter cable. So, when a voter presses a button against the candidate he/she wishes to vote for, the machine locks itself. It can be opened only with a new ballot number. This way, EVMs ensure that one person gets to vote only once. whereas, in ballot paper voting, voters just has to put an “X” in the box next to the name of the candidate of the voter’s choice. It includes no electronic device like EVM’s.

Now question arises is that why Delhi’s CM emphasises more on ballot paper voting rather than EVM’s?

As we all know that five state elections just got over. BJP decimated opposition in four states because of anti-incumbency factor. And Now, the MCD elections are approaching and every party is planning to demoralize opposition parties. So, basically this is politics of elections.

 

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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