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You're reading: Yanukovych okays law on equipping polling stations with web cameras

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed the law to allocate Hr 993.6 million from the state budget to set up Web cameras at all polling stations of Ukraine during the parliamentary elections this fall.

The Verkhovna Rada passed on July 6 the relevant law on ensuring the
openness, transparency and democracy of the parliamentary elections on
Oct. 28 2012.

According to the law, the voting process will be broadcast via the
Web cameras online at the corresponding Web site. During the period
after the finishing of voting and until the signing of the protocol by
the election committee, the video surveillance system will function in
the regime of video recording.

The video surveillance materials will be saved for the next year and
could be obtained at the request of the Central Election Commission.
When the elections finish and the results are announced, video
surveillance systems will be transferred to local government agencies.

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