EC scraps ‘Trend’ portal, ‘Encore’ to publish assembly poll results
Thrissur: The Chief Electoral Officer has decided to scrap the portal named Trend which was used to publish election results. This portal was actively used since 1999.
National Informatics Centre designed Trend for Kerala.
As Trend got scrapped, the Kerala assembly poll results will be published through the website https://results.eci.gov.in/ which is associated with the official website of the Election Commission of India.
At present, ECI has been operating a website named Encore to publish the election results.
The commission has decided to scrap Trend after observing that there is no need for two websites to publish the results on vote counting day.
Advantages of ‘Trend’ website
The polling officials used to upload the results on Trend website after counting the votes in each EVM. Because of this, the early trends of counting was available from 8.15 am on the counting day.
‘Trend’ was operated with high speed internet by connecting 140 constituencies through fibre connection.
Encore is the official facility established by the Election Commission of India. When ‘Trend’ website existed, data was also made available in Encore too.
Encore will publish the results once the officials in each table complete counting votes. But this data will be issued to public after a round of vote counting.
For example, if a constituency with 300 polling stations has 10 rounds in counting, 30 polling booths will be covered in a single round. At least 30 minutes will be taken to complete one round. Early trends of the particular constituency will come out once the first round data is entered on the website.