Bulgaria to Keep CCTV Cameras in Polling Stations Off on Election Day
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has passed a decision that the CCTV cameras will be switched off in stations where voting is to take place in the presidential elections.
To this end, all devices will be on off mode and will have their lens covered to this end between 07:00 and 20:00 (or 21:00 if voting time is extended) on November 06.
The decision will also be applied if a runoff vote is held.
It comes more than six months after lawmakers adopted the installation of cameras in polling stations to fight electoral fraud.
Voting in Bulgaria is often conducted amid suspicions of violations during or after ballots are cast, with last year's vote count in Sofia prompting a scandal.
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