Use of Technology in Voting: India and EVMs
Anamika Adhikari

Anamika Adhikari, M.Phil degree from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
Manuscript received on 26 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 05 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 4149-4151 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K18280981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1828.0881119
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Abstract: Voting in India is not only a constitutional right but also is said to be the heart of Indian democracy. The democracy in India is built on the foundation of voting and a new tool of voting has been launched in India. The Electronic Voting Machine which is popularly known as EVM is an economical technological innovation. It is an electronic device which is used to record the cast votes and is used in place of the ballot papers and also the ballot boxes. Earlier, in India, in all elections a voter used to casts vote through ballot papers which is found to be not only a time-consuming process but also it is very much prone to errors. To avoid these errors EVM was introduced and are considered more reliable. This article deals with the overview of the EVM along with the design and technology attached to it. This article also discusses both the advantages as well as the limitation of the use EVMs particularly in the elections of India.
Keywords: Election, EVM, India, Innovation, Paper Ballots, Technology.
Scope of the Article: Web-Based Learning: Innovation and Challenges