India Elections : Advanced communication systems to monitor work at polling booths

Using advanced communication systems, the Election Commission (EC) will, from Bangalore and New Delhi, monitor activities of over 46,000 polling stations in Karnataka in the two-phase Lok Sabha elections.

New methods

Stating that there would be “zero tolerance” for electoral misconduct including web-enabled reporting of violations.

Complaints

Ppeople can complain about violations to the police control room and also the helplines at the offices of the Deputy Commissioner.

Talks with police

On Tuesday, Mr. Vidyashankar met the Bangalore city police officials to discuss the arrangements for the implementation of model code of conduct in the five Lok Sabha constituencies in and around Bangalore. The code came into force on Monday.
Nodal officers

Rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police would be posted as a coordination officer for each of the Assembly segments. Arrangements in five Assembly segments would be overseen by a Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) would act as a nodal officer who would be in touch with the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.
Training

Sub-inspectors and police inspectors would be trained in implementing the laws related to elections.

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