May12, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
Following are key 20 features of EVM Machines manufactured by ECI.
India requires close to a million EVMs for Lok Sabha polls and 10m -15m Political Agents have to Understand their working before Using then in real polls.
Earlier parties didn’t try to manipulate EVMs – but since 2012 Main Parties are finding ways to RIGG them.
In fact MOCK POLLS are required to TRAIN THEM – but this is ADVANTAGE to resource rich parties but against smaller parties with practically no resources. – 20 key points
1. Total button when pressed will show the total number of votes recorded till then.
2. Once close button is pressed no further voting is possible. This button is to be pressed at the close of poll.
3. When EVM is used for simultaneous poll i.e. Lok Sabha and Assembly poll, both result -1 and result -2 buttons are to be used. When the machine is used for single poll only result-1 button is used.
4. Single Vote (SPSV) mode or Double Post Single Vote (DPSV) mode on the principle of one vote per post per voter. Double Post Single Vote mode enables the use of these machines for conducting simultaneous elections to National Parliament and State Legislatures etc., as mentioned earlier.
5. Enables declaration for results on the same day.
6. Provides for the printing of voter wise voting data in case of election disputes for legal verification.
7. Enables remote interfacing with computers through a modem for quick declaration of election results.
8. Option to display hourly voting data for statistical analysis.
9. The memory module has two memory banks and each bank has two nonvolatile memory locations. This provision helps to record the vote cast by a voter in ‘quadruplicate’. The micro-controller is embedded with a set of instructions to carry out the various functions.
10. The display interlace having a printed circuit board is connected to the micro controller and this display interface helps to display on demand the total number of votes polled at any time during polling, the votes polled for each candidate sequentially and also display the operational and electrical error conditions, if any.
11. f. Provision for insertion of Ballot paper containing the SI. Nos, Names and Election Symbols of contesting candidates under a transparent acrylic sheet (17) (Ballot Paper Screen).
12. The Ballot Unit has a provision for inserting on its top face the Ballot Paper in which the SI. Nos, Names and Symbols of the contesting candidates are printed. A transparent acrylic sheet (17) (Ballot Paper Screen)
13. If need be the presiding officer will conduct a ‘MOCK POLL’ in the presence of some polling agents & others.
14. The Poll shall commence at the hour fixed for such commencement. Press the ‘Total’ button and ensure that the total votes polled is zero.
15. After the close of the poll, the close button will be pressed. When this button is pressed the display panel will show the total number of candidates and the total number of votes polled during the day.
16. On the day of counting, after making the necessary checks, the Result button I in the Control Unit pressed to start the Result computation process.
17. On completion of the result computation process, the total number of candidates, the total number of votes and the total number of votes for each candidate will be displayed in the ‘Display Panel’ sequentially.
18. 13. An Electronic Voting Machine as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 12, wherein an “Auxiliary Display Unit (ADU)” is connected in parallel to the display board enabling the result data to be displayed conveniently even if the internal display digits/segments in digits on the control units have failed.
19. 14. An Electronic Voting Machine as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 13, wherein a “Totalizer” is connected to the Mini Control Unit connector of the control unit to help in mixing of votes and prevent the results of the individual polling stations from being displayed.
20. 18. An Electronic Voting Machine as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 17, wherein locking pins are provided under the ballot paper screen on the ballot unit, to prevent movement of the ballot paper placed under the screen.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
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Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
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