GUWAHATI: Around 50 per cent of the total polling stations in the State for third phase of the Assembly election will be covered under webcasting, according to Election Department sources.
In third phase of polls on April 6, as many as 11,401 polling stations have been set up for the electors to exercise their franchise. Out of the total booths, 5,686 will be covered under webcasting.
As per ECI's direction, a new layer of monitoring of poll day proceedings has been arranged by the CEO (Chief Electoral Officer), Assam, to ensure free, fair and safe elections. Webcasting will be arranged especially in the vulnerable, critical and sensitive polling stations, and in those polling stations having large number of electors.
Through webcasting, ECI, CEO and DEOs (District Election Officers) will be able to monitor the polling process live on the polling days. Similar, webcasting also done in phase I and II held on March 27 and April 1 respectively.