EVMs should be cross-checked with VVPAT to 25%: AAP

New Delhi: Welcoming the Election Commission’s decision to verify 5 percent of Electronic Voting Machine with VVPAT, the Aam Aadmi Party today urged that the EVMs should be cross-checked with 25 percent.

Another AAP leader, Ashutosh, said the party’s primary demand was to go back to ballot paper and increasing EVMs cross-checked with VVPAT to 25 per cent was their second demand.

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The poll panel has decided to verify votes cast in 5 per cent of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) selected randomly by cross-checking them with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).

VVPAT is a manual slip generated after a person casts his vote in an EVM and it has details of the candidate for which the vote was cast.

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AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj said that increasing the percentage to 25 would enhance public trust in EVMs and added that the AAP had made this request earlier also.