There may be lot of debate in India over efficacy of the Electronic Voting Machines but Egypt, which is holding elections after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, is willing to try the “wonder machine — the EVMs” — in the country wide polls later this year. Egypt will not be the first country to use Indian
EVMs. They have been successfully deployed in Afghanistan general elections. The Election Commission has also provided inputs to Nepal, Bhutan, Ethopia and Mexico on use of EVMs in making the election process more fair and transparent.
Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on Friday offered to provide EVMs to Egypt for conducting the elections. “India is glad to lend Egypt its machines since there is not enough time left before elections,” PTI quoted Quraishi as telling reporters in Cairo. This was after his meeting with Egyptian Minister of Justice and Communication.
India has about 14 lakh EVMs, one-third of which are being used in state elections elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry. But, other can be used, a commission official said.
Full Article: ‘India to provide EVMs to Egypt’ – Hindustan Times.