Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, C. Paulrasu said that 50 percent of the polling stations in the Bye-Elections of Mandi Parliamentary Constituency and Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly Constituencies would be connected through webcasting. Webcasting facility would be available in 1383 polling stations out of total 2796 polling stations set up for Bye-Elections.
He said that to conduct free and fair elections by the Election Commission of India 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 atleast in 50 percent of total polling stations including auxiliary polling stations, whichever higher.
Webcasting would be conducted in 1168 polling stations out of 2365 polling stations set up in all the Assembly Constituencies of Mandi Parliamentary Constituency for the implementation of these instructions and for effective monitoring of the voting process.
He said that 215 polling stations out of total 431 polling stations set up for Bye-Elections of Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly Constituencies would be connected through webcasting for effective monitoring of poll in polling stations without compromising the secrecy of voting.