Election Commission To Announce Schedule Of EVM Hackathon
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India is all set to announce the schedule for hackathon challenge event of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs on Saturday.
The Election Commission reportedly said that it would also organize a live EVM demo before making the announcement. If anyone raises a question at the event on EVM security, they would be invited to demonstrate how EVMs could be tampered with.
After the recent Assembly elections, many political parties alleged that EVMs were tampered. In order to give a chance to the political parties to try their hands on the EVMs, the Election Commission will be inviting the parties to demonstrate how the EVMs used in the Assembly elections were tampered.
Recently, the Election Commission has held a meeting with representatives of 42 political parties on the issue of electoral reforms that included EVM security features. The Commission has also given a detailed presentation on the security features of EVMs to clarify that they can’t be tampered with.