Why India stands out as a gold standard in electronic voting
It may come as a surprise but electronic voting is not the prevailing choice among the world's democracies, though most forward-looking nations are aspiring to go electronic for casting ballot.
Today, only about a two dozen nations have adopted electronic voting. Yet, on this landscape, India is undoubtedly a world leader. In 2014, more than half-a-billion people cast their vote through electronic voting machines, a world record. A whopping 1.4 million individual electronic voting machines were used in 930,000 polling stations spread across the country in the 2014 parliamentary poll.
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi had announced that all future elections will be held using a verifiable paper trail.
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