Webcams to be installed in all polling stations in Ukraine

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Aug. 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

A law on video surveillance over elections has taken effect in Ukraine.

A law on video surveillance over elections has taken effect in Ukraine.

The law envisions the creation and introduction of a video surveillance system at polling stations on a permanent basis during parliamentary elections.

For that purpose, at least two web cameras, as well as information recording devices, image data processing devices, and information transmission devices will be installed in every polling station.

According to the law, web cameras are be located in such a way as not to violate the secrecy of voting while ensuring public control over the observance of the voting procedure and the counting of ballots.

Ukrainian Central Elections Commission Chairman Volodymyr Shapoval earlier said video surveillance will be organized by the Russian company that did the job in the recent presidential elections in Russia.

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