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Why VVPATs aren't enough to build confidence in EVMs -Atanu Biswas

-Hindustan Times Still, doubts about EVMs have been planted, despite the fact that none of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines showed a mismatch with the EVM count. Two months after the declaration of Lok Sabha election results, conspiracy theories about possible tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are still doing the rounds. That important opposition leaders have demanded a return to paper ballots and even open

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EC sets up teams to probe VVPAT mismatch in Lok Sabha election -Damini Nath

-The Hindu Of 1.25 crore votes counted, 51 did not match, says panel New Delhi: After reports of mismatches between the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips and the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count in eight cases during the Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission has set up teams to probe seven of the cases. Of the 1.25 crore VVPAT slips counted, 51 or 0.0004% of the total sa

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EVM-VVPAT pass test in Lok Sabha polls

-The Economic Times The first Lok Sabha election in which each EVM was 100% backed by a VVPAT and in which physical verification of VVPAT slips has been done- concluded with a full clean chit to the machines. Just as the verdict of the Lok Sabha election is loud and clear on May 23, so is the verdict on the much maligned EVMs and VVPATs. The first Lok

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EVM Miscounts, VVPATs and the Citizen's Right to a Secret, Verified Ballot -Rajendran Narayanan and Nikhil Dey Democracy cannot be held prisoner to random sampling, especially when the EC won’t tell us what happens if a discrepancy between EVM tally and VVPAT slips is detected. “Check one grain of rice, and you will know if the whole vessel of rice is cooked.” This is an analogy that is often used to show that a small sample is enough to be sure of the result. But what happens if someone might have put some poison into the

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'Missing' EVMs -Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

e 2019 general election. Complaints filed by opposition parties on specific instances of malfunctioning of EVMs as well as the demand, raised jointly by 21 opposition parties, to match 50 per cent of VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails) in each Assembly segment of a parliamentary constituency with the EVM results highlighted these issues. The Election Commission of India’s (ECI) response to a large number of these issues has been charact

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The politician and the machine -SY Quraishi

-DNA The unaddressed question is what happens when the VVPAT count doesn’t match the EVM count The general elections 2019 is moving towards closure, with six out of seven phases already over. All eyes are now on the counting. It is not surprising that the issue of counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) has become hot once again. The decision to introduce More »

Civil Society Members Demand Counting of 'All VVPAT Slips' for 'Fullest Transparency'

with a mechanism where the casting of a vote is visible, and apparent to his or her understanding." New Delhi: Members of civil society have released a statement demanding the counting of all VVPAT slips for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Recommending that “the VVPAT slips be recognised as the ballot paper”, the statement calls for the counting of every voter slip. Asserting that th

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VVPAT: Opposition has a recourse in slip counting -Devesh K Pandey

-The Hindu Section 56-D of the Conduct of Election Rules allows scrutiny of VVPAT slips in case of disputes. New Delhi: Although the Supreme Court and the Election Commission have not agreed to the Opposition parties’ demand for 50% random physical verification of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) results with Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips, they can still take recourse to Se

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Researchers explain why VVPAT tally plan is not fool-proof -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph Supreme Court has rejected a review petition by 21 Opposition parties seeking paper slip counts on 50 per cent of VVPAT devices New Delhi: The plan to tally paper slips with the votes registered on 20,625 of the 10.35 lakh electronic machines deployed nationwide cannot guarantee the integrity of the electoral process against targeted tampering or machine malfunction, specialists have said. They have added that different sizes

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Can VVPAT complaints be decriminalised? SC seeks govt reply -Dhananjay Mahapatra

ssion and the Union government on a PIL seeking to decriminalise the provision in Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, that makes a person liable for jail term if her complaint about discrepancy in a EVM/VVPAT turns out to be false. The PIL by Sunil Ahya came up for hearing before a bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna days after a former police officer said he shied away from complaining about discrepancy in the EVM/ More »

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