EVMs are like calculators, they cannot be hacked: CEO of Tamil Nadu | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo on Monday refuted accusations by political parties and candidates that electronic voting machines (EVs) kept in vaults were being hacked.
He said: “EVMs are like calculators and they cannot be hacked. The counting of the postal votes would begin at 8:30 am on May 2. ”
“No one can hack EVMs. We will also monitor vehicles parked near the counting centers, ”Sahoo said in response to questions about repeated complaints from political parties and candidates that attempts have been made to hack the EVMs.
The head of the DMK, Deputy Stalin, recently wrote to the Chief Electoral Officer in this regard and also pointed out that the entry of vehicles and unauthorized persons into the premises of the vaults.
The EVMs used for the April 6 polls were kept safely under strict security cover, Sahoo confirmed.
“We will distribute masks, gloves and disinfectants during the count,” he said.
For the first time, the commission would run online courses for government employees, including returning officers for the 234 constituencies and Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency, who are involved in the vote count.

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