VVPAT

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EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

26 May 2019

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

If there was something which was ridiculed throughout the election season, it was the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

22 May 2019

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

A day before counting for Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin, the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 Opposition leaders.

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.

Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again

19 May 2019

Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again

The 2019 general elections were held in West Bengal in all seven phases. During all the phases, the state was in news for rampant violence.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

07 May 2019

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

In a major blow to Opposition parties, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to increase VVPAT verification of EVMs to 50%.

Lok Sabha elections: SC directs EC to increase VVPAT verification

08 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections: SC directs EC to increase VVPAT verification

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to increase the number of EVMs for physical Voter Verified Paper Trail (VVPAT) counting from one to five per constituency.

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.

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

11 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

12 Dec 2018

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

The final results of assembly polls of Madhya Pradesh were revealed a short while ago and Congress has emerged as the single largest party, unseating BJP in the 'heart of India' where it was ruling since the last 15 years.

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

28 Nov 2018

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

As many as 745 EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced today in Madhya Pradesh, where voting for the Assembly elections is underway, a senior poll official said.

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

12 Oct 2018

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

24 Aug 2018

No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

23 Aug 2018

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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.

Punjab: Polling for Shahkot Assembly by-election underway

28 May 2018

Punjab: Polling for Shahkot Assembly by-election underway

Polling for the Shahkot by-poll, which was necessitated following the demise of Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year, began today at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

Karnataka will vote on May 12, results on May 15

27 Mar 2018

Karnataka will vote on May 12, results on May 15

The Election Commission has announced the dates for the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections. The state will go to vote on May 12.

UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

11 Mar 2018

UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

The voting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun amid tight security, said a report.

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

18 Jan 2018

Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for elections of the Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assemblies today.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

Did you know that during Gujarat election 2017, at 80, Congress won the highest number of seats since 1985?

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 Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

14 Dec 2017

Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.

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.

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

09 Dec 2017

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

The first phase of assembly elections has commenced in Gujarat with 89 constituencies of the state's southern districts and the Saurashtra region going to the polls.

Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list

19 Nov 2017

Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list

All is not well for the BJP in Gujarat. The release of its first list of candidates with 70 names has triggered protests, with senior leaders expressing their dissatisfaction.

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

09 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.

Gujarat Elections on December 9 and 14, counting on 18

25 Oct 2017

Gujarat Elections on December 9 and 14, counting on 18

After much controversy, the Election Commission has finally announced details of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Election.

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

12 Oct 2017

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

AK Jyoti, Chief Election Commission, announced that the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.

Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

30 Sep 2017

Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.

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.

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.

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.