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100 Percent Webcasting Of Polling Stations In Punjab: Official

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100 percent webcasting of polling stations in Punjab: official


Elections to the thirteen Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will take place on June 1.

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C on Tuesday said there will be 100 percent webcasting of polling stations in the state during voting for the Lok Sabha polls on June 1.

The chief election officer also said that flying squad vehicles and static surveillance teams are monitoring any violations of the model code of conduct during the election process.

CCTV will be ensured at all 24,433 polling stations in the state, he said in a statement.

Besides, cameras will be installed outside 1,884 polling stations in all 13 Lok Sabha constituencies, the CEO said.

Sibin C said that this time they have introduced a revamped NextGen District Information System for Elections (DISE).

It will be used to manage all aspects of the election, from collecting data from polling stations to scheduling rehearsals, randomizing polling stations and counting staff, he said, adding that this modernization aims to improve elections more efficient, transparent and secure.

The elections to the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will take place on June 1, the last phase of the seven-phase elections.

The Poll Activity Management System (PAMS) used for deploying polling stations and updating voting information, such as the start of polling and the status of voter queues during closing hours, has also been revamped to improve the efficiency of election-related activities, Sibin said c.

The CEO further said that other innovative initiatives of the Election Commission of India include Voter Helpline App, which provides convenience to citizens in finding their names in the electoral roll, filing online forms, downloading their digital voter slip, submitting complaints and receiving responses.

Another crucial initiative is the ‘Know Your Candidate’ mobile application, which will allow voters to access the details and criminal background of each candidate, he said.

This app aims to provide wider publicity and awareness about the criminal background of prospective candidates to ensure transparent elections, the statement said.

The CEO said other initiatives by the ECI include the launch of mobile voter-friendly app cVIGIL, which allows people to report MCC violations, with live photo or video with location.

Any citizen can file a complaint through this mobile app, after which flying squads investigate the matter and a returning officer makes a decision within 100 minutes, using GPS to track the location of the violation.

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