Differently-abled persons and senior citizens above 80 years of age from now on, would not need to polling stations to cast their votes.
For the first time in the history of Indian elections, the Assam Election Commission has announced that postal ballots would be made available for differently abled persons and senior citizens above 80 years of age.
Apart from differently abled persons and senior citizens above 80 years of age, persons suffering from COVID-19 would also be able to exercise their franchise via postal ballot.
“If they want to cast their votes through postal ballot, then they can contact their respective BLO/RO to submit their application 12(D) along with necessary certificate issued by competent authority,” said a statement issued by the Assam Election Commission.
#DidYouKnow: Now you can cast your vote from home too! For the first time #PostalBallots have been made available for differently-abled persons, senior citizens above 80 years and persons suffering from COVID-19. Know the details ?#AssamElections2021 pic.twitter.com/wXoIPGPptQ
— DIPR Assam (@diprassam) March 2, 2021