The Chennai District Election Office has developed a model counting centre at Anna University for counting of votes in the Velachery Assembly segment of the Chennai South Parliamentary Constituency.
“The model counting centre will get facilities for webstreaming of all 14 counting tables. Expenses for developing the model counting centre is 30% more than a normal counting centre,” said an official. The model counting centre will have facilities to accommodate all candidates, agents, mediapersons and officials. An exhibition of various aspects of the model counting centre in Chennai will be held for officials from various districts.
Officials to visit
On Wednesday, 100 senior officials from other States such as Kerala will visit the centre. “District election officers in many parts of south India will develop counting centres based on the model counting centre in Chennai,” said an official.
The layout will be new, with focus on quick announcement of election results during every round. Previously, the returning officer used to announce the results of every round after a time lag of more than 30 minutes after actual counting. Handling of postal ballot and electronic transferring of postal ballot system will also be based on a new system at the centre.