10 fun facts about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)

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What’s an EVM?

An EVM is like a digital voting box. It’s a portable device used during elections to cast votes.

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Three Parts:

-Ballot Unit (BU):  Where you press the button for your chosen candidate. -Control Unit (CU):  Manages the whole process. -Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT): Prints a slip to verify your vote.

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No More Invalid Votes:

With EVMs, no more confusing paper ballots. Press a button, and your vote is clear—no scribbles!

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Booth Capturing Buster:

EVMs make it hard for anyone to take over a polling booth. Security forces get time to respond.

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Quick Counting:

EVMs count votes super fast, without errors or mischief.

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CLOSE Button:

Once you press CLOSE, no more voting. It’s like saying, “I’m done!”

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VVPAT Slip:

After voting, check the VVPAT slip—it shows your choice.

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First Time:

EVMs were used in 1982 in Kerala, India.

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No Internet:

EVMs are self-contained and don’t connect to the internet. No Wi-Fi here!

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Team Effort:

Smart people designed EVMs to replace paper ballots. They made sure it’s secure, neutral, and easy to use