EVMs Tamper-proof, Credible, EC tells SC
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were credible, reliable and tamper-proof.
In a fresh affidavit submitted to the court, the commission said EVMs with voter verifiable paper audit trails will be available by September next year, subject to production exigencies. Such machines have already been used in the previous assembly elections as part of an exercise to introduce them in phases, it said. While the Commission has said EVMs with paper audit trails will be ready for the next general election, scheduled in 2019, it was noncommittal about using them in the assembly polls scheduled in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in December.