Vote From Home: Tripura Senior Citizens To Get This Option In Upcoming Polls

| Updated: January 19, 2023 11:49 am

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura stated on Wednesday that senior citizens and people with disabilities would have the option to cast their ballots from home.

According to the CEO, only senior adults older than 80 could use the vote-from-home option. He added that sufficient Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs) have arrived here in preparation for the state’s impending elections, and flag marches and night patrols are also being conducted.

The Tripura CEO said, “The adequate number of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs) have reached here and the flag march and night patrolling are also being done. We want fair, transparent and peaceful polls. Senior citizens above 80 years and persons with disabilities will have the option to vote from home.”

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the voting for the 2023 Assembly elections will take place in Tripura on February 16 and in Nagaland and Manipur on February 27. Additionally, the ECI stated that the results of these assembly elections would be announced on March 2. Throughout the meantime, the Agartala police have tightened security in the entire city ahead of the state Assembly elections in Tripura.

“We have set up 14 nakas to ensure that there is no movement of illegal cash, weapons, narcotics and other material. Announcement for polls likely to happen in 1-2 days,” AK Das, sub-divisional police officer, Sadar said.

The Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Saha expressed confidence on Wednesday that the BJP would win more assembly seats than it had in the past, regardless of the outcome of the impending elections on February 16.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar remarked, “There are more than 62.8 lakh electors combined in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura including – 31.47 lakh female electors, 97,000 80+ voters, and 31,700 PwD voters. Over 1.76 lakh first-time voters to participate in the elections in 3 states.”

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