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Country’s oldest female voter casts her ballot in Fazilka dist

A resident of Ghubaya village, 118-year-old Indro Bai saw a team visiting her house to facilitate her.

Country’s oldest female voter casts her ballot in Fazilka dist
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:56 AM IST
ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar

Personnel on election duty to vote at Special Voter Facilitations centres: CEO

The voters on election duty would cast their ballot at a voter facilitation centre, instead of sending by post

The polling personnel on election duty will apply on Form 12/Form 12A for postal ballots/EDC to the returning officer concerned, who will send the same to the ARO where they are voters. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Shimla

Noida: Over 300 senior citizens, disabled people vote from home

The Election Commission of India (ECI) for the first time these elections has provided the facility to vote from home for the elderly and people with disabilities

In the Noida assembly constituency, 4,288 senior citizen (above 85 years) voters and 4,453 disabled voters were identified by the administration. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:50 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Gautam Budh Nagar: Polling staff to cast postal ballot at facilitation centre

The staff on poll duty will be provided the facility to cast their votes during the second round of their election training

According to Nodal officer (postal ballot), the facilitation centre set up for voters on election duty minimises the potential misuse of postal ballot facility and ensures free, fair and transparent elections. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 06:52 AM IST

Doorstep voting for elderly, PwD voters in Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission

The disability should not be less than 40% of the prescribed handicap and certified by the competent authority

There are over 81 lakhs of 85+ aged voters and 90 lakhs PwD voters registered across the country. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 02:41 PM IST
ByAkshita Kumari

EC allows journalists on poll duty to vote through postal ballot

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, Sibin C said that according to the notification issued by the ECI, media personnel authorised by ECI for poll day coverage and other state government department officials can vote via postal ballot under Section 60 (c) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has allowed media personnel on duty related to poll day coverage to vote through postal ballot in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 05:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

What is Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot dating rule?

The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a previous lower court ruling, making it mandatory for mail-in ballot envelopes to be dated in Pennsylvania.

FILE - A Delaware County secured drop box for the return of vote-by-mail ballots is pictured, May 2, 2022, in Newtown Square, Pa. An exterior envelope date requirement in Pennsylvania's mail-in voting system does not run afoul of a civil rights law, a federal appeals court panel said Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in overturning a lower-court ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 12:25 AM IST

Karnataka records its highest voter turnout in state polls at 73.19%

The turnout is likely to rise further as votes polled through postal ballot and ‘Vote for Home’ (VFH) facility for elderly residents are yet to be counted, the poll body added.

Voting ended in Karnataka for all 224 assembly seats on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2023 12:06 AM IST

EC wants voters on poll duty to cast postal ballot at facilitation centre only

A facilitation centre will be set up to enable poll duty voters to cast their votes at the facility before they are dispatched for the allotted polling stations for election duty.

If implemented, potential misuse of keeping ballot papers by the voters on election duty for a long time with them would be minimised. (Representative Image/ PTI)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:38 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Govt for wider consultations before allowing postal ballots for NRIs

The EC has proposed to the government to extend the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) facility, so far available to service voters, to eligible overseas Indian voters.

EC said it has been receiving several representations from Indian diaspora residing abroad to facilitate voting through postal ballots since such overseas electors are not in a position to be present in their polling area.(PTI)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 07:59 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

‘Can be sold for profit’: Sitaram Yechury warns on postal ballots for NRIs

The Election Commission of India on 27 November wrote to the Law Ministry to extend the postal ballot facility to overseas electors for the upcoming polls. The amendments, if approved, will have far reaching ramifications as they will not require the nod of Parliament.

There are 12.6 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), those holding an Indian passport but ordinarily residing outside the country, spread across more than 200 nations, according to the government.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Parties allege attempt to influence vote count, top poll body responds

The CPI-ML has asked for recounting of votes in light of the slim margin of its defeat in three constituencies.

RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on Nov 10, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

US Presidential Election 2020: Postal ballots can play a crucial role in final outcome

Some 239 million people were eligible to vote this year. The mail-in ballots could take days to be counted, which would delay the declaration of results.

An election worker works on counting absentee ballots.(AFP photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByAgencies

Postal ballot facility for Covid-hit in Kerala local body election

Since the assembly is not in session it will be brought as an ordinance, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office.

The local body elections in the state are likely to be conducted by mid-October. Trends in the local body polls that precede the assembly elections are usually indicative of voter preferences. (ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

EC pauses postal ballot for 65+ voters in Bihar polls, cites constraints

In several Covid health advisories, people over the age of 65 have been asked not to venture out as they are particularly vulnerable to catching the highly contagious virus.

In February, Delhi became the first state to experiment with postal ballots, extending the facilities to those with severe disabilities or above the age of 80 years.
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Covid-19 patients, elderly can vote in elections via postal ballot: All you need to know

The postal ballot facility had so far been reserved only for people over the age of 80 and those people in essential services who are not posted in their home state.

The notification was issued ahead of the Bihar assembly polls which is scheduled to take place somewhere between October and November. West Bengal’s assembly elections are also due to be held in early 2021.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Govt extends postal ballot facility to those over 65 and Covid-19 patients in big change in voting rules

Earlier, casting votes through postal ballots was available only to armed forces and officials assigned poll duties.

The move comes ahead of the Bihar elections. The coronavirus pandemic has brought political activities to a juddering halt.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Postal ballots to ensure election duty staff cast their votes

The election staff members, who are on the electoral roles of the three Assembly segments of the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency – Noida, Dadri and Jewar – can cast their vote at the polling they booth they have been stationed at.

The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration is holding training sessions to ensure that the polling staff does not miss out on casting their vote in the Lok Sabha elections.(AFP Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | ByKapil Datta
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