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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.