Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: EC to conduct live webcasting from over 9,000 polling stations

The Election Commission is using live webcasting to deter any nuisances at poll centres and to increase transparency in the voting process

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Ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections, the Election Commission has decided to conduct live webcasting from over 9,000 polling stations including sensitive areas. 

For the first in Maharashtra, the EC will survey the use of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines.

The Election Commission is using live webcasting to deter any nuisances at poll centres and to increase transparency in the voting process.

Live webcasting will be conducted from 9,673 polling stations in Maharashtra," EC said in a statement. 

In Maharashtra, the assembly elections will be held on October 21 for 288 assembly seats at 96,661 polling stations. EC plans to use 1,79,895 ballot units and 1,26,505 control units. 

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VVPAT machines will be used for the first time in Maharashtra assembly elections. The officials informed that a total of 1,35,021 VVPAT machines will be used to increase transparency. 



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