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India plans paper trail for electronic voting machines

John Ribeiro | June 14, 2011
India's Election Commission is considering introducing paper trails to its electronic voting machines (EVMs), following criticism that the machines could be tampered with.

Prasad was arrested last year by the Mumbai police for the alleged theft of the EVM, and is now out on bail. Prasad said he had received the EVM for investigation from an unknown source.

The Election Commission is however consulting informally with Prasad and other researchers as it tries to offer a verifiable paper trail for its EVMs, Prasad said. The researchers is now demanding that the Election Commission publish on its web site information on the EVMs it uses, including the procurement of chips used in their manufacture, details of their manufacture and their later deployment at various locations in the country, he said.

 

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