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Chhattisgarh assembly polls: Over 6,400 voters opt for EC’s ‘vote-from-home’ facility

A polling officer places indelible ink on the finger of a voter at a polling station in village Padampura, close to Ajmer. File picture/AP

Greater than 6,400 voters in Chhattisgarh have determined to avail the Election Fee of India’s vote-from-home facility launched for individuals above 80 years of age and individuals with greater than 40 per cent incapacity within the state meeting elections to be held this month, officers stated.

A complete of 6,447 voters have determined to avail this facility, the ballot officers stated on Thursday.

Within the elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh meeting to be held in two phases on November 7 and 17, a complete of two,03,93,160 voters, together with 1,01,35,561 males, 1,02,56,846 females and 753 transgenders, will be capable of train their franchise, a press release issued by the ballot authority stated.

Of the whole voters, 2,457 are those that have accomplished the age of 100 years and have witnessed the competition of democracy (elections) since its starting, whereas 7,29,267 voters within the age class of 18-19 are first-time electors, it stated.

“The Election Commission has introduced the facility of voting through postal ballot at home to voters above 80 years of age or with more than 40 per cent disability. A total of 6,447 such voters have decided to avail this facility,” it stated.

Among the many 90 meeting constituencies, Raipur Metropolis North seat has the best variety of third-gender voters at 96. 4 constituencies of the capital Raipur have 275 transgender voters, it stated.
Of the whole voters, 19, 907 are service voters and the variety of abroad Indian voters is 17, it added.



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