Polling in 5000 sensitive booths to be webcasted in Karnataka

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Kar: Polling process to be webcasted
Bangalore, April 14: To keep a watch on "unauthorised movements", poll proceedings in 5,000 sensitive polling booths, including in far-flung areas, across Karnataka will be webcast on April 17.

This webcast will also be visible to public, while being streamed live on the Chief Electoral Office website.

Special Officer (Technical) in the office of the CEO K.N. Ramesh said web cameras and laptops would be set up in the booths and the proceedings would be streamed live. This would help officials witness any untoward incidents and take suitable measures, reported The Hindu.

Proceedings in sensitive booths in remote areas that do not have enough security arrangements would also be webcast, he said.

Following the successful webcast of proceedings in 1,627 polling booths during the last Assembly elections, the ECI extended the facility to other States.

Ramesh said nodal officers in all 30 districts in charge of arrangements in the booths had been trained to handle the webcast.

He also added that the cameras would only capture the movement of people/staff in the booths, and not of anyone voting.

There are 54,261 polling booths in Karnataka.

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