as being unreliable and susceptible to manipulation.They have, instead, chosen to go back to paper ballots.
In India, the first pilot projects with the EVMs took place in assembly elections of 1998 when five constituencies each in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan, got a chance to vote electronically, even though the first machines were manufactured and procured by the election commission of India way back in 1989-90.
EVMs have been successful in mitigating the menace of ballot-stuffing and booth capturing. They have streamlined the counting procedure, with the results coming out in a few hours rather than taking a couple of days. The transaction cost of elections has come down as EVMs are reused.
The average size of an Indian parliamentary constituency is between 1.5 to two million electors. Between 1500-2000 EVMs are deployed per constituency. If the number is multiplied by the 543 constituencies that make up the house of the people- the Lok sabha the figure comes up to 1,086,000.that is lot of machines to