Postal ballot facilities granted to media persons

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Published: March 9,2021 09:04 PM
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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted postal ballot facilities to the media persons authorized by ECI for poll day.

March 9, 2021: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted postal ballot facilities to the media persons authorized by ECI for poll day.



The ECI  has notified the category of electors  under clause (C) of Section- 60 of  the Representation of  People Act 1951, for the voting through postal ballot of absentee voters employed in essential services like electricity department, BSNL, Railways, health workers under health department, aviation,  officials under long distance services of Assam State Transport Corporation, fire services, traffic police, ambulance services under health department, shipping and media persons authorized by ECI for the poll day. This facility of postal ballot has been introduced to facilitate voters including media persons authorized by ECI who will not be able to cast their votes on account of being on duty on the day of poll.



The ECI has asked the designated departments to nominate a Nodal Officer for the purpose of postal ballot facility and to inform the electors concerned about the facility. Copies of Form 12D appended to the conduct of elections Rule 1961 will be made available to the Nodal officer.