Other electoral reforms – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN


DEBATES, commentaries and analyses about Electronic Voting Machines have been dominating the print and electronic media over the past three months or so, and it is likely that the subject will continue to take centre stage in the political discourse for the better part of the remaining two years of the present government’s term. Although the proposed introduction of EVMs in the general elections was just one of the 50 broad amendments recommended by the government in Elections Act 2017, through a new bill introduced in October 2020 and an ordinance promulgated in May 2021, the subject has been endlessly discussed to the almost total exclusion of the remaining 49 proposed amendments.

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