ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that the electronic voting machine, developed by the National Institute of Electronics, would help rid the country of electoral fraud.
Briefing about the machine here, he said that the machine has two parts. The first will have election symbols while the second will be with the Presiding Officer. Chaudhry Fawad said that only the Presiding Officer would be able to turn on the machine and the voters would be able to exercise their voting right by clicking on any symbol through the machine. He said that clicking on the election symbol would be an electronic vote cast. He said, “Voting can be done not only electronically through casting machine but also by printing ballot papers. The Minister announced that the work on electronic voting machine is in the final stages and soon this machine will be installed in National Database End. It will be shared with the Registration Authority, National University of Science and Technology and Comcast.