Voting machines to provide paper proof of ballot cast

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Ghaziabad, Jan 20: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) maker Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) announced that voting machines will soon be updated to produce system generated paper proof of the ballot cast to make the election process more safer and tamper-proof.

Meanwhile, the maker of EVMs has been working on the technology for generating a paper evidence of the ballot with the specification provided by Election Commission of India.

BEL CMD Anil Kumar claimed that the upgraded EVMs would be ready for deployment during elections in the next three months.

"The software in the EVM will be modified and a printer will be attached to it. When you cast a vote, the serial number and some data will be generated in the form of a printout. It is to ensure that there is no malpractice in the voting system," he added.

The move has come after the leaders of several political parties complained in recent past that the EVMs had been tampered with to suit a particular voting trend.

Moreover, the paper evidence will be used later to verify the data stored in the EVMs. The EVM maker has assured that the new EVMs would be tamper-proof and secure for elections.

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