Add to manifesto: Ban use of EVMs in elections and go back to paper ballots
EVMs cannot be trusted because there is no way to verify the results. We have no idea how the software is written and even if the source code is available, we cannot verify if the same binary is running on the machine.
Update: At the minimum there has to be a paper trail which can be machine counted
Some discussion about technology and voting https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/21/pirate-party-online-voting-4chan-government
Pirate Praveen started a proposal Sun 19 Mar 2017
Add to manifesto: Restore trust in election process Closed Wed 29 Mar 2017
We have consensus here and 4 permanent members voted for the proposal
Election process should be beyond doubt and being able to verify the correctness of vote count is a basic requirement. Current Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) does not have a verifications mechanism and makes any kind of tampering impossible to detect. We have to blindly trust there was no tampering.
We will ensure that
a) all EVMs will have a Voter Verifiable Paper Trail (a receipt printed by the EVM which can be put into a ballot box)
b) go back to paper ballots
to restore trust in election process.
With a paper trail, voters can verify the correctness of their votes and a manual counting of these paper receipts will make it possible to detect any kind of tampering in case of doubt.
|Agree - 7|
|Abstain - 7|
|Disagree - 7|
|Block - 7|
Tue 21 Mar 2017
If not ban, atleast a paper trail would be better for accountability