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postal ballot: ECI allows mediapersons to cast vote through postal ballot

The Election Commission of India has allowed journalists to cast their votes through postal ballot facility, in accordance to an official assertion of the workplace of Punjab chief electoral officer on Sunday.

Voting for Punjab’s 117 meeting seats will likely be held on February 14 and the counting of votes will happen on March 10.

The ECI has allowed mediapersons, authorised by the ballot physique, to train their franchise utilizing postal ballot facility, stated the assertion.

“Mediapersons, during a press conference, had asked Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju to include them in absentee voters so that they can cast their votes using the postal ballot facility,” it stated.

Raju stated any absentee voter wishing to vote by postal ballot has to make an utility to the returning officer in Form-12D, giving all requisite particulars and get the appliance verified by the nodal officer appointed by the organisation involved.

He stated any voter choosing postal ballot facility wouldn’t have the ability to cast a vote on the polling station.

Earlier, the fee had allowed voters aged 80 and above, individuals with disabilities and COVID-19 sufferers to cast their votes through postal ballots.

Those concerned in important companies, together with personnel of the Food Civil Supplies and the Consumer Affairs, the Food Corporation of India, the All India Radio, Doordarshan, publish and telegraph, the railways, BSNL, energy, well being, hearth companies and civil aviation may also go for the power in case they’re on responsibility, the assertion stated.

Meanwhile, postal voting centres (PVCs) will likely be open for up to three consecutive days in all of the constituencies earlier than the date mounted for state meeting polls. On every of the three days, the PVC will stay open from 9 am to 5pm, it stated.

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