Tuesday, September 17, 2019

145. Voting machine-using countries are more under accusation of rigging elections than ballot-paper using countries. P S Remesh Chandran


Voting machine-using countries are more under accusation of rigging elections than ballot-paper using countries

P. S. Remesh Chandran

Editor, Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum


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The many technologically more advanced countries which first introduced voting machines were also the first to withdraw them from elections and go back to ballot papers. They did not consider this as a retro-step but an inevitably pertinent safety measure to ensure the impartiality of the electoral processes of their countries which sustain their democracy. Remember that the first and the most advanced democratic country in the world- the United States of America- uses ballot papers to elect their President, who is supposed to be the most powerful man in the world. It is not because America has not heard about the invention of the electronic voting machines, but because they have heard too much about how they could easily be manipulated using satellite relay systems, remote applications and networks, leaving not a trace of evidence behind in an unbelievably advanced world of digital electronics.
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The cost of manufacturing and printing of paper and its harmful impact on wooded forests cannot be equated at present with the cost of sustaining a country’s democracy through transparent electoral processes. The only few countries in the world- India foremost among them- which adamantly go on with electronic voting machines are doing it not because of any commitment to keeping forests safe from depletion resulting from the making of paper; the political parties in power in those countries already use ten thousand times more of paper for printing election notices, pamphlets, posters and holdings during their campaigns. They continue to use these machines for the only convenience of easily manipulating them physically or through digital controlling networks. Electronic voting machine-using countries in the world are more under accusation of rigging elections and manipulating election results than ballot-paper using countries.

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About the Author P. S. Remesh Chandran: 

Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author of several books in English and in Malayalam. And also author of Swan: The Intelligent Picture Book. Born and brought up in the beautiful village of Nanniyode in the Sahya Mountain Valley in Trivandrum, in Kerala. Father British Council trained English teacher and Mother University educated. Matriculation with distinction and Pre Degree Studies in Science with National Merit Scholarship. Discontinued Diploma studies in Electronics and entered politics. Unmarried and single.

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