indian electronic voting machine

As the days of Elections begin,Voters line-up in respected areas to vote for their preferred candidates.  For few people the process might be the very first time in voting. So they are some interesting things about the process in the Electronic Voting machine on which voters place their votes.

How Does EVM Machine Work

The EVM is used in India during election time and it consists of two components. First component is called balloting unit on which voters press the button and other part is called control unit, which gives supervising power to the polling officer present at the poll booth.

The two components are connected by a five-meter cable in which voter places his/her vote on the balloting unit, which is placed inside the voting compartment.

Before, the booth officer used to issue a ballot paper to each voter. But this is replaced by functionality of the control unit.  Now, the booth officer will press the Ballot button which allows the voter to cast his/her vote.

EVM runs on 6-volt batteries to get rid of any other external power source. This is designed to record 64 candidate names and 3,840 votes maximum. Even 64 candidate names can be split across 4 balloting units connected alongside with 16 candidate names on each of the unit.

How Does It Work During Election

To begin the vote, the polling officer first presses the ballot button on the control unit. Then Balloting unit is open for casting a vote. Only once the voter presses button on the unit, which will be again locked for any further voting. Pressing other button by the same voter will not be considered as a vote.

This way, no registered voter can cast multiple votes for different candidates. This is the best for Indian electronic voting machine.

How Is It Better Than Conventional Voting Methods

No bogus voting: This is the simple technology used in the balloting unit to make sure that only one person casts his/her vote to one candidate.

No electricity connection required: The EVMs are supplied by internal batteries and no electricity connection or other source is required.

Saves Money: Investment cost for EVM is expensive initially but it cut down the range of other expenditures related to the voting process.

Easier transport:  Carrying an EVM is much easier than a conventional ballet box as they are lighter in weight.

Easier counting of Votes: EVM are made to count votes easily, which is stored internal memory of the unit.

Longer Life: The life of EVMs lasts longer for at least 15 years.

Ease of use: EVMs are much easier to use in most parts of India when compared to the conventional ways of voting.

Display of result: The outcome of the voting can be displayed only once the voting process ends. The machine is ensured by two safeguards. One is Result button and other is Close button.

Hope the above blog has given you valuable information about the use of EVM. Stay connected to us for more updates. Thanks for reading!

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