Himanshu, good question. The team sent out local researchers to take pictures of the forms containing the final count result at more than 400 polling stations during the 2010 parliamentary elections. On the day of voting, around half of the stations in the study were told that this instantaneous record would be made the following day. Research found that found that this announcement of monitoring reduced the amount of tampering by 60 per cent.
tirlapur, i did not quite understand the research. So, is the snap after, before or during the elections? And why only smartphone camera and not with just any camera or such devices that can take pictures with maybe some computing power, if necessary?
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