Are Electronic Voting Machines fool proof?With the recently concluded elections, the citizens of India have been using the EVM (electronic voting machines) with good success and avoiding a long paper trail. It has certainly simplified the election process, the storage and security and the counting of ballots.
However, both BJP and Congress (in the recent elections) have raised issues that EVMs are not foolproof and place calls to bring back the traditional paper ballot boxes. It is felt that EVMs can be tampered and the choices changed using technology like how hackers get into our computers.
Event he present Karnataka government, ahead of the upcoming elections, has also placed a call for paper ballots rather than EVMs.
Knowledgeable members who are familiar with the election process please comment.