Arrangements for vote count (Fact sheet)

May 15th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) All eyes are on Saturday’s vote count. A glance at the arrangements the Election Commission has made for the mammoth exercise across the country:
* Total counting centres: 1,080

* Total counting halls: 4,260

* Counting staff deployed: approximately 60,000

* Secure arrangements for counting agents of candidates to witness the counting procedure.

* A micro-observer at every table

* Random checking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) by recounting of two counted machines after every round by micro-observers.

* Proceedings in the counting hall shall be video-graphed.

* Tabulated data to be verified by observers.

* Each counting centre has one counting hall for every segment of the constituency, one data centre and one media centre.

* The result sheet from each counting hall after the end of every round shall be sent to data centre and the media centre simultaneously.

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