New EVMs only record vote…
Improved EVMs record vote, but do they prevent booth capturing? http://elections.ndtv.com/news_story.aspx?ID=NEWEN20090089849&keyword=election&ch=462009105800AM
Physical security and alertness on part of all parties is the only way that recording of votes is not falsified. Or that booth capturing does not take place.
My earliest memories on voting, probably in the assembly elections, are that of booth capture. Its quite sickening when after voting, one hears at the end of the day that booth capturing occured and votes were duplicated. With EVM’s booth capturing is the only way that votes can be tampered with.Esp. when the poll officers may not be honest. Local schools with poll officers from localites will manipulate if they all belong to the same colour.
Sometime in the past decade I had tried to change my constituency for voter registration. Only to be threatened at the local polling office. After tons of complaints at the Mantralaya, I still retain my voting card for my old constituency. Which as they explained to me is my permanent native place.
Electoral politics can be the most corrupt, dirty and worst kind of politics that we witness. The country votes honestly and lets hope that the counting happens honestly. Though in the Indian democracy that too causes problems. A divided vote is no vote. If the people vote decisively for one party instead of the bevy of parties, we will avoid a hung assembly and coalition politics.