Defective EVMs `transfer` all votes to Congress in Maharashtra

A malfunctioning electronic voting machine (EVM) reportedly "transferred" all votes cast to the Congress candidate in Sindhudurg district here, in the second incident of its kind Thursday.

Apr 17, 2014, 09:48 AM IST

Faulty EVM: Voters free to complain, but may face action for false claim

The Election Commission has recently amended the rules to introduce the concept of printers for the paper trail of votes recorded by the EVMs.

Apr 06, 2014, 17:03 PM IST

EVMs be used in all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies

Satisfied that it has sufficient EVMs, the Election Commission on Wednesday issued formal directives that the voting machines will be used in all the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Apr 02, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

`Arrange to send EVMs to homes to exercise our rights`

Senior citizens aged above 70 in Ooty have urged Election Commission to arrange for sending EVMs to areas where they live, to facilitate them cast their votes for April 24 Lok Sabha polls.

Mar 27, 2014, 19:59 PM IST

Election Commission awards EVM contracts to ECIL, BEL

The Election Commission has placed orders estimated at more than Rs 300 crore with Electronics Corporation of India Ltd and Bharat Electronics Ltd to deliver EVMs for the Lok Sabha elections.

Mar 06, 2014, 18:26 PM IST

NCP candidate arrested for damaging EVM

An NCP leader was arrested for instigating a mob to damage an electronic voting machine (EVM) during the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) elections in Meghalaya Monday, a police official said Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2014, 13:45 PM IST

Two-judge bench to hear petition on EVM

Gauhati High Court Chief Justice, AM Sapre has appointed a two-judge bench comprising Portfolio Judge of Aizawl Bench Justice LS Jamir and Justice Ujjal Bhuyan to take up the petition submitted by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) asking full inquiry into Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the last Mizoram assembly polls.

Feb 03, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Rajasthan: Congress leader casts doubt on EVMs` infallibility, seeks CBI probe

A Congress candidate in Rajasthan, who lost the recent assembly election, has raised doubts about the infallibility of electronic voting machines and demanded a CBI probe.

Dec 14, 2013, 19:58 PM IST

Around 54 per cent turnout in Surat West bypoll

An estimated 54 per cent polling was registered on Wednesday in the by-election held for Surat (West) Assembly constituency, a top Election Commission officer said.

Dec 04, 2013, 15:19 PM IST

Bring paper trail to EVMs for free, fair, accurate voting: SC

SC asked the EC to introduce in a phased manner the paper trail in EVMs in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Oct 08, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

SC asks EC to explore the possibility introducing VVPAT in EVMs

Supreme Court asked Election Commission to explore possibility of introducing Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in EVMs to maintain paper record of vote for upcoming assembly polls in 5 states

Oct 04, 2013, 20:43 PM IST

Will comply with SC`s negative voting verdict: Election Commission

The Election Commission on Friday said it would ensure compliance with the Supreme Court verdict on negative voting as "expeditiously" as possible.

Sep 27, 2013, 22:21 PM IST

Parties seek early electoral reforms, favour EVMs paper trail

Amid growing use of money power, political parties demanded introduction of electoral reforms to curb black money in funding of election and banning those with criminal background from contesting.

May 10, 2013, 17:43 PM IST

Ready with new voting machines to maintain paper record: EC

EC told SC it has approved improvised version of EVMs to maintain paper record of each vote.

Apr 09, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

EVMs are fully secure, non-tamperable: Govt

Terming EVMs as "fully secure", government said that they were tamper-proof, but refused to give a timeline for their modified versions.

Nov 26, 2012, 16:08 PM IST

No water seepage, EVMs safe: EC

EVMs, used in polls in two Lucknow Assembly seats, due to water seepage in strong rooms, the Election Commission on Sunday said the machines are safe.

Feb 26, 2012, 18:50 PM IST

11 EVMs replaced in Punjab after complaint

Election authorities in Punjab replaced 11 EVMs in Mansa district after complaints that an unidentified person had tried to tamper with them.

Jan 30, 2012, 10:30 AM IST

HC reserves order on a plea to modify EVM or not

The Delhi HC
reserved its order on a plea to either incorporate paper trail
to physically record the votes cast through the EVM or return to paper balloting,
rejecting EVMs.

Jan 10, 2012, 23:48 PM IST

EVMs to have info in Braille script

Casting a vote would be much easier for the visually-challenged as the Election Commission has decided to also use the Braille script on all EVMs.

Dec 24, 2011, 19:31 PM IST

‘Paper Trial’ EVMs found perfect: EC

The Voter Verifiable Paper Trial (VVPT), a new electronic voting machine (EVM) that gives out a paper trail as proof, operated flawlessly in a mock poll conducted in Meghalaya, an Election Commission official said Thursday.

Jul 28, 2011, 10:59 AM IST