The public may visit the portal, www.trend.kerala.gov.in., on May 13
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) here is making elaborate arrangements to provide instant updates on the State Assembly election results to the public and the media on Friday, the day of counting votes. Two dedicated servers will be utilised for the purpose.
Arrangements have already been made to post data entry operators in all the 14 counting stations. They will be assisted by counting assistants and micro-observers appointed by the NIC.
The election update for the public will be made available through the portal www.trend.kerala.gov.in. There will be two windows on the portal to simultaneously provide the State-wide trend and the constituency-level figures. Details of the electorate, candidate's detail, consolidated poll percentage and consolidated result too will be made available under separate links.
This time, the data will be uploaded on the web portal soon after the calculation of votes polled in the Electronic Voting Machines. It will also go to a national site of the Election Commission of India. Last time, table-wise upload was not experimented.
For the media, there will be a separate portal for providing instant counting details. The portal will function with the support of a dedicated IP of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. The website address will be released by the NIC on Thursday. Along with this, there will be a special information centre set up for the media at the Civil Station to access latest results.
The local area network will be handled by experts from Keltron. Broadband connections have already been ensured in all the counting centres for immediate transfer of information. The technical support of Kerala State Wide Area Network will also be utilised to make the venture a success.
Mercy Sebastian, District Officer of NIC, told The Hindu here on Wednesday that the instant update of results would be possible within seconds of calculation of votes at the respective counting tables.
“Last time, we could update only the summed up results from a particular counting centre, but this time, a table-wise update too would be possible, she added.
According to her, the NIC web service had been found very effective during the counting process of previous elections too.
“Each time we introduce the service with a lot of new features in such a way to provide latest information to people within a limited time span,” she said.
The NIC had made the most of the website during the elections to the Lok Sabha and the local bodies. Though there were technical failures owing to increased traffic, the site was the main source of reliable information for the public, she said.