PP-16 by-polls: ECP uses Android technology to transfer results from polling stations

The exercise will bring more transparency in result transmission process, says Election Commission


Our Correspondent October 06, 2015
The exercise will bring more transparency in result transmission process, says Election Commission . PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: In a first, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) used on Tuesday Android technology to transfer results from polling stations to ECP headquarters.

As a test project, results from 61 polling stations of PP-16 constituency of Punjab Assembly were transferred to ECP headquarters before sending hard copies to the office of district returning officers (ROs).

“The ECP is pleased to announce the successful experiment on the use of Android-based mobile application for electronic transmission of polling stations result (Form-XIV) directly from 61 polling stations to ECP’s central server in Islamabad in the by-election of PP-16 (Attock-II) held on October 6, 2015,” the ECP said in a statement.

As soon as Form-XIV was compiled by the presiding officer at the polling stations, the electronic copy of the same was made available on ECP central server with proper time stamping and location mapping, the statement said.

ECP said the exercise will bring more transparency in result transmission process.

“The use of mobile technology will certainly not only give transparency but also increase the overall efficacy of the process of result declaration and its transmission” the statement added.

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