There won’t be CCTV at polling stations during the presidential election on March 3, since it is not foreseen by law. This was announced by deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission Yevhen Radchenko at a press conference on March 15.
“This is one of the issues that causes a smile and which already annoys. Such video surveillance at polling stations is not provided by any law, including the law on presidential elections, so there will not be any video surveillance,” he said.
Radchenko reminded that at one time they actually organized CCTV at polling stations, having spent almost a billion hryvnias.
“It cost 996 million hryvnias. This whole system was mounted, and it worked. There were more than 30 thousand of such kits, 180 thousand views in the system – this is about 7, 5 views for each polling station. Effectiveness speaks for itself,” the deputy chairman of the CEC said.