Electronic Voting Machines are detain till next year
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Electronic Voting Machines detained till next year

The Election Commission of Pakistan will not be controlling bi-annual election using electronic voting machines. The machines are detained for now and will be used next year under a pilot project.

The EVMs were obtain under the sequence of the Prime Minister, as endorsed by the Electronic Reforms Committee of the Parliament. This machine was supposed to be used in September elections but the idea couldn’t work due to unknown reasons.

ECP suggested to offer national and international companies to buy 400 EVMs on 20 June 2016.

The system will cost Rs. 1 billion to the government, and could save up to Rs.2-3 billion spent on the elections due to the use of magnetic ink-based paper.


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