NEW DELHI: Raising doubts over whether the electronic voting machines are tamper-proof, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, on February 6, 2010 mooted a new idea saying the Election Commission should modify the EVMs so that one gets a receipt after casting the vote as in the case of an ATM.
“That the EVMs are tamper-proof is a false claim. However, the machines can be modified on the lines of ATM wherein we will get a receipt after casting the vote which can be put into a sealed box,” he told reporters here.
This will make the electoral process more transparent and the receipts can be referred to in case of any discrepancy, Swamy said.
He said an international conference of experts will be organised in Chennai to “show that the machines are not tamper-proof”.
The conference will be held on February 13 and will be attended by 35 experts from India, Germany, Netherlands and USA, he said.
Raising doubts over the accuracy of the EVMs, Swamy said that never ever in a booth the total number of vote counts can be zero.
Swamy has also filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court on the use of EVMs in Indian elections which is scheduled for hearing on February 17.