German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Tuesday visited the Election Commission of India and met the Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, who showed the visiting dignitary the polling body’s rigorous protocols and security features in Electronic Voting Machine-VVPAT usage.
The Election Commissioners briefed the German minister briefed about the manner in which the polling body extensively used technology to conduct elections broadly under three verticals of political parties/candidates, voters’ participation and election machinery logistics.
During the demonstration of the working of EVM-VVPAT organized by the Election Commission for the delegation, the German Foreign Minister even cast a vote through the EVM. The delegation keenly observed the EVM’s strong security features along with rigorous administrative protocols for handling, operations, movement and storage.
The delegation was also briefed on the process for participation of political parties at every stage of electoral processes involving EVMs.