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The Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) being used by the Election Commission of India (ECI) since 1982 are absolutely tamperproof. This is achieved due to several advanced technologies in its design, very strict quality controls in manufacturing and several administrative safeguards during its use. Successful use of EVMs has given a quantum leap to India’s credibility in conducting elections worldwide.
Use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) with EVM bring additional transparency and credibility, as voters can verify that their votes are cast as intended. When a vote is cast, a slip is printed by the VVPAT containing the serial number, name and symbol of the candidate and remains exposed through a transparent window for about 7 seconds. Thereafter this slip automatically gets cut and falls in the sealed drop box of VVPAT. The slips remain sealed and are available for audit by the Courts. Slips from 5 polling stations randomly picked up in each Assembly Constituency/every Assembly Segment of Parliamentary Constituency are also counted and matched with EVM count.
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