Divyang and octogenarian voters to get postal ballot facility: Jamshedpur DC

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Jamshedpur, Nov 5: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer Ravi Shankar Shukla Tuesday said the Election Commission of India has for the first time made voting through postal ballot available for Octagenarian and differently-abled voters.

Addressing media representatives, the DC said for the purpose of availing postal ballot facility, a voter will have to fill in Form 12D and apply to the district administration through post or any representative. After verification, further steps will be taken by the administration, he said.

Shukla said applications for postal ballots may be made till 16th November. The polls will be held from 22nd November till 3rd December. He said the voters can choose the method of voting. In case, the voter is not available at home on the chosen polling day, their family will be intimated about the next date for casting vote.

The Returning Officer said for the first time in Jharkhand, Queue Management App will be used in the upcoming state Assembly elections. This would help voters get information on their mobile phones about queue of voters at their respective polling booths, he said.

Shukla said so far 20 polling booths have been identified where voting percentage was low during the last Lok Sabha elections.

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