In a statement, chief electoral officer Praveen Kumar said each polling station would be covered by local police. In addition, all the 120 polling station locations will have central police force personnel stationed throughout the poll day.
He said an additional armed reserve force would be stationed in 61 locations, where there is either a sensitive polling station or there are four or more polling stations. "Forty three striking forces at various levels will be deployed in readiness for redressing any emergency situation. The zonal parties will have a mobile police force along with them," he said.
Live recording of the proceedings would be carried out at all the 290 polling stations. Direct live webcasting will be done from 269 polling stations which have connectivity.
The proceedings will be videographed in the remaining 21 polling stations, which don't have connectivity.
A room would be provided at the Salem collectorate for one representative of each candidate to monitor the webcasting on the poll day. Central Government officials stationed at the polling stations would serve as micro observers at 21 places where live webcasting is not possible.