Published on June 2024 | Political Science, Election

Public Perceptions and Concerns Surrounding Electronic Voting Machines: A Demographic Analysis in India
Authors: Priyanka A.; Gopalan K.R.;
View Author: GOPALAN K. R.
Journal Name: International Journal of Research Publication and Reviews
Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Page No: 1589-1597
Indexing: Google Scholar

The shift from conventional paper ballots to electronic voting systems in India has elicited a range of attitudes from the population, encompassing a mixture of optimism, scepticism, and concern. India is the largest democracy in the world, known for its dynamic electoral system, within the context of global democratic processes. Throughout the years, the country has experienced a consistent transformation in its electoral procedures, with the incorporation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being one of the most notable progressions. EVMs, which were introduced in the late 20th century, have significantly transformed the voting process by offering more efficiency, transparency, and precision. The introduction of electronic voting technologies in India has had a significant effect on the efficiency of elections, bringing about a new era of streamlined procedures and accelerated outcomes. The implementation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has led to a substantial decrease in the duration needed for vote tabulation and announcement of results. The rapid tabulation has not only reduced logistical issues but also improved the overall efficiency of the electoral process, enabling faster transitions between election phases and alleviating the workload of electoral authorities. In addition, computerised voting technologies have helped to prevent fraudulent activities such as the seizure of polling booths and the illegal insertion of ballots, thus enhancing the credibility of elections. Although there have been debates and challenges associated with their adoption, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have become a fundamental aspect of India's electoral process.

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