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All booths to be connected through web casting technology

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 00:42

Puducherry: Election authorities today said
arrangements for connecting all polling booths here through
`web casting technology` have been made to ensure the entire
polling process on April 13, except vote casting would be
monitored by Returning officers and Chief Electoral Officer.

Chief Electoral Officer Belatee Pertin said in a release
today this was the first time that such web casting was being
set up. Around 595 students from engineering and polytechnic
colleges and 273 computer instructors would attend to the duty.

Poll data would be captured from polling stations directly
through real time poll monitoring system, a specially designed
software, for immediate compilation of poll statistics.

Puducherry and three outlying regions of Karaikal, Mahe and
Yanam would go to one day poll on Wednesday. The CEO said 152
of a total of 867 polling booths in Puducherry have been
identified as sensitive. Micro Observers had been appointed to
keep a close vigil on poll proceedings inside these booths.

As many as 4,203 polling personnel have been deployed for
election duty.

Pertin said a mock poll with a minimum of 100 votes would
be held in the presence of the agents of political parties in
booths. Contesting candidates have been asked to ensure their
agents are present at the booths by 6.30 AM on polling day.

As many as 1035 complaints were received. Three cases of
paid news were registered and notices served on candidates
concerned. A total of 155 cases of violation of model code of
conduct were received and forwarded to Election Commission.

Adequate police personnel,including 10 companies of Central
para military force have been deployed in all four regions,
Pertin said.


First Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 00:42

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