ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Citizens’ Commission on Elections’ Report on EVMs and VVPAT

The Citizens’ Commission on Elections was set up in March 2020 to critically analyse India’s electoral processes in accordance with democratic principles. Based on the first volume of the commission’s report, an analysis of the Electronic Voting Machine and the Voter verified Paper Audit Trail system is presented. The main recommendations of the report are to modify the current design of the VVPAT system to make it truly “voter-verified.”

India’s parliamentary election is the largest in the world, with 543 constituencies and an average of well over 1 million voters per constituency, and voting has been conducted electronically since 2004. However, there is considerable doubt about the integrity of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the verifiability of compliance with democratic principles. This inevitably generated disquiet during the elections, especially during the 2019 parliamentary elections.

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Updated On : 17th Jan, 2022
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