Rajya Sabha to debate poll reforms on July 3

The Rajya Sabha is set to debate electoral reforms following notices given by Opposition parties. The ruling party is pushing for the simultaneous elections idea whereas the Opposition wants to raise discrepancies in the Electronic voting machines(EVM). The Opposition parties have been demanding that at least 50% of the voter verified paper trail(VVPAT) entries should… Continue reading Rajya Sabha to debate poll reforms on July 3

EVM, postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously, says ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued directions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all the States and Union Territories that the Electronic Voting Machines(EVM) and postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously. The EC said that once the EVM counting is completed,the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT) slips counting can start as… Continue reading EVM, postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously, says ECI

Indian Statistical Institute submits report on VVPAT to Election Commission

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has submitted its report to the Election Commission on the number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine slips that should be matched with Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) results to enhance voters confidence.At present,VVPAT slips in one randomly chosen polling station per constituency are tallied with EVM results. The report… Continue reading Indian Statistical Institute submits report on VVPAT to Election Commission