Saturday, May 20, 2017

Central Election Commission and Electronic Voting Machines

Central Election Commission (CEC) and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)

The CEC has challenged recognised political parties to prove that EVMs are vulnerable to tampering. 

Unfortunately, this does not seem to be a genuine effort at finding out whether EVMs could be tampered with or not.

The CEC seems to take a defensive position, more like thumbing its nose at critics.

If the CEC were sincere about finding the truth for itself and rectifying EVMs, it should invite cyber security experts, provide them with facilities to study the machines and their manufacturing processes to assess vulnerabilities.

As a first step, CEC could invite Dr. Prasad, who it had got arrested a couple of years back and his foreign collaborator in the EVM hacking demo. 

I know two experts who are capable and willing to demonstrate how easy it is to manipulate elections which, use these machines.

Will the CEC provide them the facilities?