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Tumakuru: Elderly people cast their votes from home

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Tumakuru: For the first time, the Election Commission has allowed voters above the age of 80 to vote from home for the May 10 Assembly elections in the state.

From Saturday April 29, voters above the age of 80 years will be able to cast their votes at home.
For the first time, the Commission has allowed voters above the age of 80 to apply through Form-12D and get postal ballots to cast their votes. In this context, BLO’s and PWD went to the homes of the voters above the age of 80 years and distributed Form-12D forms. Voters above the age of 80, who did not want to come to the polling booths, cast their votes at home using postal ballots.

Sugandharaju and his wife Vasanthamma, both in their 80s, cast their votes through a postal ballot in the presence of officials and agents of political parties at their home in Chikkapete in the city.

The postal ballot polling has begun and the process has taken place across the district and blos, sector officers, polling officers, micro observers, videographers are going to the homes of voters to collect postal ballots.

The voting for voters above the age of 80 years is underway in all the 11 Assembly Constituencies of the District from Saturday.

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