Voting process to be monitored through webcasting

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Voting process to be monitored through webcasting

Monday, 18 October 2021 | PNS | Shimla

Himachal chief electoral officer, C Paulrasu on Sunday said 50 per cent of the polling stations in the bypoll to Mandi parliamentary constituency and Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly constituencies would be connected through webcasting.

Webcasting facility would be available in 1,383 polling stations out of total 2,796 polling stations set up for bypolls in one parliamentary constituency and three assembly seats in the State, he said.

He said to conduct free and fair elections by the Election Commission and as a confidence building measure for voters, arrangements for webcasting would be made in all critical polling stations and all polling stations in vulnerable areas or at least in 50 per cent of total polling stations, including auxiliary polling stations, whichever higher.

Giving details, the chief electoral officer said that webcasting would be conducted in 1,168 polling stations out of 2,365 polling stations set up in all the assembly constituencies of Mandi parliamentary seat for the implementation of these instructions and for effective monitoring of the voting process.

He added 215 polling stations out of total 431 polling stations set up for byelections of Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly constituencies would be connected through webcasting for effective monitoring of bypoll in polling stations without compromising the secrecy of voting.

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