CEC plans to equip Cohiba areas of all regional centers

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobackpack ballot processing. Archival photoCEC plans to equip Cohiba areas of all regional centers© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Complexes of processing of ballots (COHIBA) plan to equip the stations in all regional centers purchasing the presidential election is still about seven thousand of these devices, said the Deputy head of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Bulaev.

During the meeting with participants of the first national «gathering of young lecturers», organized by the Russian society «Knowledge», the Deputy head of the CEC reminded that in the presidential elections of 2018 are planning to organize video monitoring at polling stations, where potentially unable to vote 85% of the population. The cost of such surveillance will be of the order of 3 billion rubles, he said.

«We don’t have much COHIBA are complexes of processing of ballots when the ballot is processed automatically. They were 5.8 thousand in the whole country — 95 thousand plots. We are now acquiring about seven thousand in addition, almost all regional centers will be equipped with a COHIBA,» said Bulaev.

Earlier, the Deputy head of the CEC reported that the presidential election in 2018, the CEC expects to double the number of complexes; some regions, in particular Moscow and the Moscow region, plan to purchase a sufficiently large number of devices.