EVM machine - Who has control and balloting unit?

The control unit is with the returning officer and the balloting unit is kept in the voting compartment. Where voters come and vote for their favorite party or candidate.

How was voting done before the arrival of this machine?

EVM was first used in india in the year 1982. Before its arrival, voting was done through ballot paper. At that time, during voting, voters were given ballot papers, and voters used to go into the voting compartment and stamp whichever candidate they wanted. After this, the stamped ballot paper was put in the ballot box. However, the system of EVM is quite different as no paper or seal is used in it.

During voting through the EVM machine, the polling officer presses the 'Ballot' button on the control unit, after which the voter presses the 'blue button' next to his favorite candidate on the balloting unit and votes for his favorite candidate. This vote is recorded in the control unit and the control unit can record 2000 votes at a time. After the voting is over, the counting of votes is also done with this unit.

Names of 16 candidates can be registered in one balloting unit.

A total of 16 candidates' names can be registered in one balloting unit of the EVM machine. In such a situation, if there are more than 16 candidates, then the balloting units can be connected to the control unit. According to the election commission, 24 balloting units can be connected simultaneously to an EVM machine, through which voting can be conducted for about 384 candidates including NOTA. According to the election commission, EVM machine is very useful and it is more accurate than voting through paper ballot. The reason for this is that after voting is done by machine, the possibility of casting a wrong or ambiguous vote is eliminated. EVM machines make it much easier for voters to cast their votes and also for the election commission to count the votes.


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