09 Feb 2020
Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations
Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59% during Saturday's polling for the Assembly elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
29 Nov 2019
BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?
After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?
21 May 2019
PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.
11 Mar 2019
Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs
The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.
05 Mar 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more
This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.
21 Jan 2019
EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims
The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.
13 Dec 2018
'Star-campaigner' Adityanath downplays Hindi-heartland losses, speaks on Congress 'lies'
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who campaigned for the BJP relentlessly in the assembly elections, downplayed the win of Congress and said their lies would start getting unraveling soon.
03 Aug 2018
17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019
More than a year after the Election Commission (EC) declared all elections will be held through EVMs, 17 opposition parties are demanding a return to the ballot paper system.
09 Jun 2018
After VVPATs' technical glitches, makers eyeing alternative paper
After technical glitches in VVPAT during the recently held assembly by-polls, the makers BEL and ECIL are looking for alternative paper rolls to be used in the machine.
31 May 2018
Simplified: The difference between EVM and VVPAT
In April 2017, after allegations of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering, 16 political parties had appealed to the Election Commission (EC) to reintroduce ballot papers in elections.
29 May 2018
EC takes cognizance of VVPAT malfunction, re-poll scheduled for tomorrow
Taking cognizance of the malfunctioned voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines, the Election Commission (EC) today ordered re-polling on May 30 from 7 am to 5 pm.
28 May 2018
Opposition alleges massive EVM tampering in Kairana, Noorpur bypolls
Polling today was marred in Kairana and Noorpur (UP) as many voting machines registered technical flaws, a candidate alleged.
28 Apr 2018
Using VVPATs to detect tampered EVMs is a good idea?
In the wake of rising complaints of tampered electronic voting machines (EVMs) hindering fair polling, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the 2019 elections.
18 Dec 2017
BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies
With BJP leading in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, it looks like the party is heading for a victory in the state for the sixth consecutive time.
15 Dec 2017
Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs
The SC has rejected a Congress plea seeking directions to the EC for cross-verification of at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trail.
09 Dec 2017
Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates
Voting in Gujarat elections was mired in controversy as malfunctioning of EVMs was reported in certain areas. Congress candidate from Porbandar, Arjun Modhwadia filed a complaint with the EC that the EVM in his constituency was connected by Bluetooth.
02 Dec 2017
Mayawati: If ballot papers replace EVMs, BJP will lose elections
10 Jul 2017
VVPATs: Paper trail counting may delay poll results by 3hrs
As the Election Commission prepares for the rollout of VVPATs for elections across India, challenges posed by the process are coming to the fore.
03 Jun 2017
EC Hackathon starts, NCP, CPI(M) try to rig EVMs
EC's much-awaited hackathon started on June 3 at 10am, with NCP and CPI(M) representatives attempting to tamper EVMs.
27 May 2017
Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray
Only two parties, CPM and Sharad Pawar's NCP, have signed up for the June 3 hackathon, where they will try to demonstrate that EVMs can be tampered with.
21 May 2017
AAP decries EC's conditions in EVM hackathon
AAP has decried the conditions imposed by the Election Commission for the EVM hackathon. The party said they "request the EC to give an unconditional-access to EVMs to the political parties' nominated hackers to tamper with the EVMs."
20 May 2017
EVM challenge to begin from 3 June
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that the EVM hack-challenge will begin from 3 June.
19 May 2017
EVM tampering-EC to demonstrate working of EVMs on May 20
Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the EC is going to demonstrate the working of the electronic voting machines and VVPATs on May 20 to prove their infallibility.
16 May 2017
Not part of Botswana EVM hackathon: Bharat Electronics
Indian EVM manufacturer Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has denied that it has been invited to participate in a challenge to hack EVMs in Botswana.
13 May 2017
VVPAT decision taken after all-party meet
The decision to conduct elections on VVPATs came after an all-party meet on May 12.
12 May 2017
All future elections to be held on VVPATs: Election Commission
Following much controversy on alleged EVM tampering, the Election Commission declared on May 12 that all elections hereon will be conducted through Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail.
11 May 2017
AAP's team of engineers designed demo EVM, says party
Amid questions on from where the AAP acquired an EVM for demonstration, it clarified that the demo machine had been assembled by its own team of engineers.
09 May 2017
AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM
The Election Commission has refused to vouch for the authenticity of the EVM machine, which AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj "hacked" in the assembly.
08 May 2017
Bombay HC orders forensic examination of EVM
The Bombay High Court has ordered the forensic examination of an electronic voter machine that was used in 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections.
04 May 2017
Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May
The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.
02 May 2017
EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies
After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.
30 Apr 2017
EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT
The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.
28 Apr 2017
MCD Election: New AAP councilors take "pledge of loyalty"
After a humiliating defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Delhi CM and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal interacted with the party's newly-elected councilors at his residence.
26 Apr 2017
MCD 2017 Results: Who said what
Three hours after counting for the MCD elections started, the BJP was gaining massive ground, ahead from its rivals AAP and Congress in 180 seats out of 272.
19 Apr 2017
EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines
Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
17 Apr 2017
EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs
The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.
15 Apr 2017
Arvind Kejriwal: Can tell you 10 ways to rig EVMs
AAP Chief & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed he, being an IIT engineer, can share ten ways to tamper with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
12 Apr 2017
EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines
After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.
11 Apr 2017
EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots
After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.