13-04-2010, CPIO, Election Commission of India01-05-2010, from  Election Commission of India
Date: 13-04-2010
The Central Public Information Officer,
Election Commission of India,
Nirvachan Sadan,
Ashoka Road,
New Delhi-110001
Tel: 011-23717391

Sub: Request for information under Sec. 6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Dear Sir,

Please supply me the following information:

Q. Is it technically possible to determine which voter voted for whom in the process of electronic voting?

Please find Indian Postal Order No. 84E 177119 dated 11-1-2010 of Rs. 10 in favor of Accounts Officer, Election Commission of India, PO- Narvachan Sadan, New delhi towards the Right to Information Application Fees.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Arun Mehta
 No. RTI/2010-EMS/64/                    Dated: 1 May 2010

Please refer to your letter, dated 13-04-2010, received in the Commission on 19-04-2010, and to furnish the information as under:

"By attaching a device called the 'decoder' to the EVM a statement of voting data showing the order in which the voters voted and to whom they voted may be printed. This is done only on the orders of competent court, such information can be printed and shown."