New rules for postal ballot
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Polity & Governance
10th Oct, 2020
- EC announces new rules for postal ballot to make it more convenient for those above 80 years of age and people with disabilities to vote.
- A restricted set of voters can exercise postal voting. Through this facility, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper and sending it back to the election officer before counting.
- Members of the armed forces like the Army, Navy and Air Force, members of the armed police force of a state (serving outside the state), government employees posted outside India and their spouses are entitled to vote only by post.
- The exception to the above-mentioned category of voters is provided under Section 60 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.