VVPAT admit card case: supreme court hearing today!

The supreme court will today hear the cases seeking 100 percent verification of admit cards obtained through the VVPAT machine. The reliability of electronic voting machines continues to be questioned. Many experts are saying that it can be easily hacked. But the central bjp government and the election commission keep saying that they cannot be hacked. Generally, Electronic Voting Machines have three units namely Ballot Unit, Control Unit, and Voter Verifiable Audit Paper (VVPAT).

In this, the VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) machine is equipped with an electronic voting machine to confirm to whom the voter has cast his vote. When a voter casts his vote by pressing the button next to the candidate's name in the electronic voting machine, the voter will see the acknowledgment slip containing the candidate's name, number, and symbol in the VVPAT machine for 7 seconds. Through this, voters can verify and confirm who they have voted for. After that, the slip is automatically cut off and collected in a sealed box with a 'beep' sound. The VVPAT machine is housed in a glass case. Only the voter who has voted can see the details on the ticket. Only election Officers are authorized to open VVPAT machines.

As per the existing practice, only the acknowledgment slips from each of the five EVMs selected in each constituency are counted. But elections should not be conducted with electronic voting machines alone, and acknowledgment slips should be attached to all voting machines, the acknowledgment slips of voters who cast their votes should be verified and placed in a separate box. After that, various political parties have been insisting that the result of the election should be announced by comparing the number in the machine with the number of acknowledgment slips.

In this situation, the Democratic Reform Organization has petitioned the supreme court to issue guidelines to the election commission and the central government to verify whether the votes recorded in the electronic machine have been counted in the voting machine. Similarly, social activist Arun Kumar Agarwal has also filed a petition in the supreme court that instead of comparing only the acknowledgment slips in the selected 5 electronic voting machines with the total votes, 100 percent acknowledgment slips should be compared with the registered votes.

When these petitions came up for hearing last time, the supreme court ordered the election commission to respond to the petition and the supreme court adjourned the case stating that all cases related to electronic voting machines and acknowledgment slips would be taken up for hearing on the 16th. Accordingly, the case on electronic voting machines will be heard in the supreme court today. As the polling for the lok sabha elections draws near, this case is heating up in the supreme court and has attracted everyone's attention.

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