EVM Tampering

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Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

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.

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

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?

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

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.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

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.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

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.

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

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.

'Star-campaigner' Adityanath downplays Hindi-heartland losses, speaks on Congress 'lies'

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.

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

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.

After VVPATs' technical glitches, makers eyeing alternative paper

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.

Simplified: The difference between EVM and VVPAT

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.

EC takes cognizance of VVPAT malfunction, re-poll scheduled for tomorrow

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.

Opposition alleges massive EVM tampering in Kairana, Noorpur bypolls

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.

Using VVPATs to detect tampered EVMs is a good idea?

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.

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

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.

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

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.

Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates

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.

Mayawati: If ballot papers replace EVMs, BJP will lose elections

02 Dec 2017

Mayawati: If ballot papers replace EVMs, BJP will lose elections

VVPATs: Paper trail counting may delay poll results by 3hrs

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.

EC Hackathon starts, NCP, CPI(M) try to rig EVMs

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.

Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray

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.

AAP decries EC's conditions in EVM hackathon

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."

EVM challenge to begin from 3 June

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.

EVM tampering-EC to demonstrate working of EVMs on May 20

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.

Not part of Botswana EVM hackathon: Bharat Electronics

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.

VVPAT decision taken after all-party meet

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.

All future elections to be held on VVPATs: Election Commission

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.

AAP's team of engineers designed demo EVM, says party

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.

AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM

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.

Bombay HC orders forensic examination of EVM

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.

Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

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.

EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

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.

EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

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.

MCD Election: New AAP councilors take "pledge of loyalty"

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.

MCD 2017 Results: Who said what

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.

EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

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.

EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

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.

Arvind Kejriwal: Can tell you 10 ways to rig EVMs

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).

EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

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.

EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots

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.