EVM, VVPATs’ ‘deviant behaviour’: respond to plea,SC tells ECI

The Supreme Court has sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea which has asked the apex court to strike down Section 49MA under Conduct of Elections Rules,1961. The Election Commission(EC) in his response has defended strict punishment and penalty for questioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).It said that… Continue reading EVM, VVPATs’ ‘deviant behaviour’: respond to plea,SC tells ECI

Opposition plans to take VVPAT demand to Supreme Court

Opposition parties are planning to move the Supreme Court over its demand of keeping 50% VVPATs in the counting of election results. The Opposition’s demand is for a count of 50% of the VVPAT slips,as opposed to the current system of counting VVPAT slips in one randomly selected booth of each constituency.It is aimed at… Continue reading Opposition plans to take VVPAT demand to Supreme Court

Audit source code of VVPATs, EVMs

Supreme Court has sought the Election Commission’s view on a petition demanding an audit of the source code, which is considered the brain of the EVMs. Source code is the list of instructions that cause the computer to display screens, record votes, tally votes, and perform all other functions both visible and invisible. For example,… Continue reading Audit source code of VVPATs, EVMs