Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2023 All Rights Reserved

Election Day video surveillance terms approved by CEC

 There will be real-time video monitoring of vote counting

Photo: Archive

The rules for video recording and video streaming of the counting of the election results on 2 April have now been approved by the Central Election Commission (CEC). 

With the amendments to the Electoral Code, it was decided that there will be real-time video surveillance and video recording during the counting of votes on election day. Exceptions will be made for mobile polling stations, those in medical and penitentiary institutions, social institutions and polling stations outside the country. The addresses and numbers of the polling stations where there will be video surveillance will be published on the CEC and Regional election Commissions' websites.

It is envisaged that the government will technically provide the real-time monitoring process from a location other than the CEC website. A high level of protection against cyber-attacks will be ensured so that the process is not compromised.

The video devices must not have other functions, such as additional software, and the resolution of the broadcast must allow the numbers of the paper and machine ballot to be read and distinguished, as well as the voting method.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Kornelia Ninova

BSP wants parliament to vote on the immunity of Boyko Borissov

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has submitted to the National Assembly a draft proposal for lifting the immunity of GERB leader Boyko Borissov . This was announced by party leader Kornelia Ninova.  MP Miroslav Ivanov: We call on Boyko..

published on 6/9/23 2:23 PM

Parliament approves extension of state budget at first reading

With 201 votes in favour, the National Assembly approved, at first reading, the extension of Bulgaria’s state budget for 2022, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. The deadline for proposals between first and second reading was reduced to..

published on 6/9/23 11:25 AM

Half of Bulgarians want cooperation with Russia restored after the war in Ukraine: European Council for Foreign Relations survey

51% of people in Bulgaria want to see the restoration of cooperation with Russia in full after the war, according to a survey by the European Council for Foreign Relations. Around one-third of people in Austria and in Hungary, and one-quarter of..

published on 6/9/23 11:11 AM