32194  above 85 years avails home voting till date

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maneesh Garg said here today that the State Election Department in resonance with Election Commission of India’s (ECI) belief of ‘No voter to be left behind’ was doing every bit to rope in the voters, especially the youth to exercise their right to franchise. He said that as we were moving close to the poll day, the department has received a total of  41252 Postal ballots (PBs) out of 44562 forms 12-D accepted for the four Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) whereas 3380 have cast their votes through PBs in their respective Assembly Constituencies (ACs) for bye-polls wherein 3651 forms 12-D were accepted.  

Giving segregation about the four PCs he said that 29619 PBs of those above 85 years has been received out of 31122 forms accepted, i.e. out of 31122 forms received, 29619 citizens above 85 have voted till date.

Similarly for Persons with Disability (PwD), 10526 voters have cast their votes out of total 11007 forms received for Lok Sabha elections whereas under essential services category 1107 voters out of 2433 have cast their votes at the Postal Voting Centres (PVCs) established at their respective ACs.

CEO further elaborated that for the by-polls for the six assembly constituencies,  the election department has received2575 PBs of those above 85 years out of 2747 total forms accepted meaning thereby that 2575 have cast their votes out of 2747 forms accepted.

Similarly for PwD, 772 voters have cast their votes out of total 820 forms accepted, while those in essential services 33 out of 84 have cast their votes at PVCs established at their respective ACs.

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