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Survey on technical supervision centre on webcams regarding the Presidential Elections


The works for implementation of large-scale projects regarding the top-level preparation and conduct of free, fair and transparent Presidential Elections is going to be finalized.

On March 28, Mr. Mazahir Panahov, Chairman of the Central Election Commission and Mr. Ramin Guluzadeh, Minister of Transport, Communication and High Technologies examined technical supervision centre on webcams at the Commission premises and got familiarized with final preparation works in connection with the installation of webcams.

It was mentioned that all elections held in the country so far were featured with the close participation of many transparency institutions, specially, local and international observers, as well as, local and foreign mass media. Alongside with all other means, the latest improvements in the field of information and communication technologies are also used successfully to ensure transparency at high level as in compliance with international standards in elections conducted in the country, thus facilitating continuous, free and independent access to observation of the processes from the beginning till the end, thereby ensuring transparency more efficiently. Azerbaijan could be an example for broad and inclusive opportunities for the independent activity of observers.

The guarantee of transparency has also been focused by using different methods and means in the upcoming Presidential Elections which is an essential public and political event in the history of the country. The practice of applying the practice of webcams for already more than 10 years in Azerbaijan which allows monitoring the voting process through internet lively without visiting the polling station is going to be continued also in the current Presidential Elections. Webcams have been installed in 1000 polling stations (approximately 20 %) covering the whole territory of the country to observe processes in full capacity in the election precincts on the voting day – April 11, 2018. The installation, regulation and other technical parameters of webcams are always focused on to guarantee their effective and incessant broadcasting access. Internet users will be facilitated to observe the voting process, vote counting and determination of the results on the voting day either in the country or abroad through the CEC official website without any requirement of registration directly and continuously.

Media and public relations department
CEC Secretariat