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It makes process easier and faster and thus allows more people to vote. Also it takes hell hell lot to hack EVMs
Advantages of using EVM's
Voting by EVM's has made the process simpler as one does not need to mark a ballot paper and put it in the ballot box. In an EVM, the voter has to just press the blue button against the candidate and symbol of his choice and the vote gets recorded.
The scope of invalid votes is eliminated which could not be possible in the paper ballot system.
The counting process is very quick and the result can be declared in hours as opposed to days.
There is no need for printing millions of ballot papers. This leads to saving of money on account of paper, printing, transportation, storage and distribution.
There are both audio and visual indications for the voter to be assured that his vote has been recorded correctly. As soon as a voter presses the blue button, the lamp against the symbol of his chosen candidate glows red and a long beep is heard.
And now VVPATs are also attached to make the situation even more credible. Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) plays an imperative role in voting. VVPAT is another independent machine attached to the EVM which helps the voter verify the vote. After casting the vote, a slip is printed which contains the serial number, name, and symbol of the candidate and is visible through a window for seven seconds. Post this, the printed slip automatically falls in the sealed drop box of the VVPAT.
It's not just Hacking. England, Italy, Germany Have Banned EVMs. Know the reasons.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy writes in a column for The Hindu:
There is worldwide acceptance of the need for a paper trail in conjunction with EVMs. Electronic voting was introduced in many countries. But serious doubts were soon raised about the security, accuracy, reliability and verifiability of electronic elections. In October 2006, the Netherlands banned the use of EVMs. In 2009, the Republic of Ireland declared a moratorium on their use. Italy has followed suit. In March 2009, the Supreme Court of Germany ruled that voting through EVMs was unconstitutional, holding that transparency is a constitutional right but efficiency is not a constitutionally protected value.
Several countries in the world – including Germany, Netherlands and the United States of America – have banned the use of EVMs.
Besides, England and France never even relied on EVMs. Even a tech-friendly country like the US has banned the use of EVMs.