The first Bhutan democratic elections in 2008 employed the Indian EVMs manufactured by the same two Indian manufacturers. In August 2010, after a research group first demonstrated the vulnerabilities of the Indian EVMs, Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan spoke to Business Bhutan about the EVMs' security. But all that was before the Delhi HC ruling.
Should Bhutan keep using the same EVMs in the 2013 elections?
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Bhutan should not share the Indian fear, at least in 2013. I have been an official at various elections in Bhutan and there is no room for anybody to tamper with the EVM.ReplyDelete
As far as I have understood the machine there is literally no way we could fool with that machine. It will take those highly intelligent Hackers or the magicians to play fool, but they still need to have access to the machines, which is impossible. Therefore I think Bhutan should not waste huge amount of money on new sets yet!
@Passu_Diary, I recommend enrolling to the free course. I am also downloading the videos, in case you are interested.ReplyDelete