Do you want the paper ballots back?A few political parties were clamoring to bring back the old system of casting votes through ballot paper. They think the present method of casting votes through EVM can be easily tampered with and hence want to go backward. This demand is somewhat peculiar and again gained momentum 2 days earlier, when the Election Commission announced that the required number of EVMs and VVPAT machines will be delivered by the year end for 2019 general elections.
It is true that many countries have tried these EVMs in their electoral process and reverted to the old ballot paper methods for varied reasons, but it is very difficult to manage the old method of voting through ballot paper in India because of our huge population. So far, there has been no proof of tampering with EVMs, only cases of malfunctioning were reported during elections.
In today's world, the technology is so advanced that tampering with any system is possible by hackers and in that case EVMs can also easily fall prey to the hackers. The question is how to tackle this. Shall we go with the old method of paper ballots or try something more advanced to enhance the electoral process?