Where was EVM Used for the First Time?

By Ritika Pant|Updated : July 12th, 2022

For the first time, EVM was used in Kerala in 50 booths of the Paravur Assembly constituency in Ernakulam in 1982. EVM stands for Electronic Voting Machine, a convenient way of conducting elections. The use of EVM was initiated in the 1990s by state-owned Electronics Corporation of India and Bharat Electronics.

In 1992, Parliament inserted Section 61A Act. It validated the use of the EVM and the easier way for their use in elections. The EVMs were used on a testing basis for specified constituencies of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

When was EVM First Used in India?

EVM was first time introduced in the state of Kerela, India. The electronic machines got operated in some booths of the Paravur Assembly constituency in Ernakulam. MB Haneefa launched the first Indian voting machine in 1980. EVM was first used in 1982 in the Kerela elections.

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  • The first time EVM was used in India was in the year 1982. The first state to conduct electronic voting was Kerela.

  • Kerala was the first state to use an electronic voting machine in India. The government did not support the initial use of EVM, but later on, it was regarded as the most efficient way to collect the people's votes.

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