Thursday, April 29, 2010

EVMs Of India Can Be Fraudulently Used


The possibility of hacking and abuses of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in India was raised by many experts. However, the government of India, as usual, did not pay much heed to the same. It is agonising why Indian government always considers a crucial issue only when it is picked up by foreign researchers. Indian techno-legal experts like Praveen Dalal is also of the opinion that EVMs can be manipulated in India.

Now an interesting research has been conducted by some researchers that prove that EVMs can be hacked. They maintain that with some preparation anyone with even momentary access to paperless voting machines can own the country.

No doubt EVMs have revolutionised the Indian election process. EVMs have many advantages over the traditional paper based voting system. However, all the advantages are futile if they can be abused and the election results can be manipulated.