Infotainment From The United States To Germany, Countries That Have Banned EVMs And Why?

From The United States To Germany, Countries That Have Banned EVMs And Why?

From the last several months, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have become the topic of debate in India. Many reports claim that it is easy to manipulate the numbers in these EVMs and also claims that these systems are easy to hack.  EVMs also do not meet the legal requirements set out in the Information Technology Act, 2000.

From The United States To Germany, Countries That Have Banned EVMs And Why?

“There is worldwide acceptance of the need for a paper trail in conjunction with EVMs.”

List of countries that have banned or monitored the use of EVMs:

1. Netherlands

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In 2008, Netherlands banned the use of EVMs after people questioned the authenticity of the voting machines.

2. England

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In January 2016, the UK Parliament revealed that it has no plans to introduce electronic voting for statutory elections.

3. Germany

In Germany, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been termed as unconstitutional and has been banned.

4. Ireland

Ireland scrapped the EVM system in the country. The reason is same trust and credibility.

5. Italy

In 2006, the country chose to go back to paper as it is easy to manage and cheaper.

From The United States To Germany, Countries That Have Banned EVMs And Why?

6. France

EVMs have not been used in France as the country has chosen to vote via the internet.

7. United States Of America

America still uses the paper ballot system to elect their president. Citizens feel safer in using paper ballots as compared to electronic voting machines.

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