The Election Commission of India has granted elderly voters a special provision for the Gujarat assembly elections. Now, ballot papers can be sent to their homes. The rules have been amended given their physical limitations.
According to the rules, if he/she opts for postal ballot, then the Booth Level Officer (BLO) will collect the filled-in form 12-D from the house of the elector within five days from the date of notification.
Similarly, the Election Commission has made special arrangements for disabled and Covid-infected voters. Senior citizens and Persons with Difficulties (PWDs) can vote from their homes by registering through Form D. In this category, the voting is done in the presence of an officer appointed by the Election Commission to maintain secrecy.
According to the Election Commission directives, before interviewing the voter, the polling officers must verify their identifies.
If the voter is not present at the given address during the first visit, the team will conduct another visit intimating the time. Thereafter, no visits are required if the voter is absent. Candidates will be notified about the schedule of visits for distribution and collection of postal ballots.
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