The CEC told about the technical equipment in the presidential elections

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobank information center of Central election Commission of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe CEC told about the technical equipment in the presidential elections© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

The level of technical equipment during the election of the President of Russia, which will take place on 18 March 2018, will be the highest in the history of Russian elections, said RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation Nikolay Bulaev.

On Friday, the Federation Council has appointed the presidential elections on 18 March 2018. The duty to appoint elections of the President of the Russian Federation is vested in the Council of the Federation Constitution.

Bulaev noted that one of the important aspects of preparing for upcoming elections is the improvement of material-technical base.

«This technical equipment will be in the elections on 18 March, was never in elections at any level in the Russian Federation», — he said.

The Deputy Minister reminded that one of the key areas was the computerization of election commissions.

«All precinct election commissions are equipped with computers, which allows, in my opinion, to solve the major problem is the formation of the final protocols of precinct election commissions in the preparation of which had previously allowed many of the errors inherent in the common man: wrong number or letter written», — said the Deputy head of the CEC.

As a result, the Protocol contained inadvertent errors must be corrected, and for this it was necessary to rewrite the Protocol itself, explained Bulaev. According to him, all this caused natural suspicion on the part of the observers, although no intent in the actions of the Commission were not.

«Now the Protocol will be drawn up with a computer that checks on the preparation phase, all logical and mathematical relationships, the result is the output is accurately drawn up. In addition, it is made using the technology of QR code,» said Bulaev.

The QR code has encrypted all information from the record. «The Protocol is unique for each precinct election Commission, to fake it, not saying it’s impossible, but very, very difficult and under normal field conditions this cannot be done. This additional Protocol protection from any fraud in this case from any side,» — added the Deputy Minister.

According to him, almost completing the development of digital communication channels throughout Russia, they are created in different regions that will also allow to significantly advance in quality and speed of communication.

Deputy head of the CEC noted that the credibility of the elections and voting is intended to improve video surveillance at the polling stations and territorial commissions (TECS). He reminded that video surveillance will be organized in areas where potentially unable to vote for about 80% of voters.

«It will be camera new generation, of course, more modern communication channels and better display of everything that is happening at the PEC and TEC. And, of course, we get higher quality video,» added Bulaev.

In the upcoming elections will also apply about 13 thousand complexes of processing of ballots.

«We increase their number more than doubled, and their competent use allows for the opportunity to use these devices to vote more than 30 million voters. This is a significant advance, before the Cohiba (complexes of processing of ballots — ed.) was 5.7 thousand, and now there will be about 13 thousand», — reminded the Deputy head of the CEC.