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  • 17 July, 2020

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No postal ballot facility for voters above 65: EC

No postal ballot facility for voters above 65: EC

  • The Election Commission said that the postal ballot facility for electors above the age of 65 in the Bihar Assembly elections would not be implemented.
  • The poll body said the option of postal ballots would be available to electors over 80 years of age, persons with disabilities, essential service workers and those infected with COVID-19 or suspected to be.
  • Until October 2019, the provision of voting through the postal ballot was available to armed forces personnel and those assigned poll duty.
  • In October 2019, however, the Union Government accepted the poll panel’s recommendation and the Law Ministry made amendments by allowing voters who are 80 years of age and above or those with disabilities to use the postal ballot for voting during parliamentary and assembly elections.

Source: TH


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