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South Korea donated 1850 scanners for the transmission of results in 2017 elections

South Korea donated 1850 scanners for the transmission of results in 2017 elections

South Korea donated 1850 scanners for the transmission of results in 2017 elections
December 21
09:06 2016

Quito (Pichincha).- South Korea’s International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) donated 1850 scanners to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Such equipment was given after months of interinstitutional work.

The electoral organization highlights that such equipment will be used for the transmission of results in February 2017 elections. Juan Pozo, head of CNE, explained that the 1850 scanners donated add up to other 1217 bought by the Electoral Council through reverse auction.

It stresses out that on Election Day, 1818 transmission and publication of minutes centers (RTPA for its acronym in Spanish) will be available. A total of 95 percent of voters is registered here. From here, and through the use of scanners, minutes with the results being generated at the end of the day will be transmitted.

Pozo added that this procedure will allow making the election transparent since different political organizations will have their delegates in different RTPA. Even if there are inconsistencies, they can write them down in the minutes.

For his part, Marcelo Olivo, CNE Computers Director, said the equipment donated will be revised over the week. Afterwards, these will be given to the 24 provinces. Then, on December 28, an internal simulation will take place. Meanwhile, on January 8 next year, the First National Simulation will take place where equipment and the computer system will be tested. /GFS/El Ciudadano

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