Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 / Trend H. Veliyev /
The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry's Information Computer Center (ICC) introduced an e-voting and public opinion assessment system to NGOs for use during the upcoming parliamentary elections, the ministry reported.
The new system will allow citizens to vote over the Internet using a special PIN code. Full anonymity will be guaranteed during the voting process, which is based on the "one citizen - one vote" principle, the ministry stressed.
NGO applications will be accepted from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at: 36 Uzeyir Hajibeyov St. The e-application form can be found at: www.rabita.az
Election commissions will have uninterrupted telephone lines and Internet access.
Web cameras will also be used to ensure the transparency of the election process at a number of polling stations. The voting process will be available online, and allow voters to interactively monitor the results coming from polling stations.
Information from each polling station will be transferred to district election commissions, and then sent to the Election Center's data network.
The Elections State Automated Data System will be used to automate the voting process.
The software consists of two modules. The first provides data points for district election commissions and the second automates the workstation of the data center administrator.
The system's primary functions include reflecting the voting process, including protocols in the computer database, as well as adding the names of MPs and political parties into the computer, and summarizing the final protocols of the district election commissions.
The parliamentary elections are scheduled for Nov. 7.