NRNA uses EVMs for its election

October 17, 2017 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has used electronic voting machine (EVM) for the first time to elect its new leadership, in Kathmandu on Monday. In the 8th NRNA international conference, which started on Friday, voters simply clicked on the photos of their chosen candidates on the computer screen to nominate their candidates. “

EC to request govt to purchase EVMs

August 2, 2017 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Election Commission (EC) has said it will request the government to purchase Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), concluding that the EC buying such machines on its own will invite ‘unnecessary trouble’.

KATHMANDU, July 23: A team of experts has recommended the Election Commission (EC) to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) produced by Indian firms, saying that the machines are suitable in the context of Nepal.

KATMANDU, July 12: A high-level team of Election Commission (EC) has left for India to study feasibility of Indian Electronic Voting Machines in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

EC again proposes buying EVMs

July 3, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has now started the process to purchase electronic voting machines (EVMs) for using them in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections saying that conducting elections using ballot papers has become too complex and costly.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.

PM roots for EVMs, others sceptical

February 8, 2017 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: While some lawmakers are cautious about the use of electronic voting machines (EVM), Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is strongly advocating their use in upcoming polls.

As polls loom, EC undecided over EVMs

February 7, 2017 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: With the country facing the prospect of three sets of elections, top officials at the Election Commission (EC) have started discussing quietly about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the choice of possible suppliers of the machines.