Shamika Ravi

Director of Research - Brookings India Senior Fellow - Governance Studies Senior Fellow - Brookings India

Do Electronic Voting Machines Work for Indian Voters?

The integrity of electronic voting machines (EVMs) is a controversial topic. News reports continue to debate the relative costs and benefits of EVMs and paper ballots. According to a 2017 Economic Times report, 16 opposition parties requested a return to paper ballots based on EVM tampering allegations. On the other hand, the Election Commission of India (ECI) Technical Expert Committee has …

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