Vote from home facility
Vote from home facility

Now you can vote sitting at home know who will get the facility of vote from home : The Election Commission has announced the dates for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka. Announcing the election schedule on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said that voting will be held on May 10 in a single phase for all the 224 assembly seats in the state. After this, the election results will be clear with the counting of votes on May 13. All the parties are engaged in the election strategy. Along with this, the Election Commission has also fully geared up for the upcoming elections.

They will get facility

There are about 17 thousand voters in the state whose age has crossed 100 years. The good decision of the commission is that it has started the facility of voting from home for people above 80 years of age and Divyang. The Chief Election Commissioner also said that the notification for the assembly elections will be issued on April 13, the last date for filing nominations is April 20, after which nominations can be withdrawn till April 24. With this announcement of the Election Commission, the model code of conduct has also come into force in Karnataka.

Elderly and Divyang will be able to vote sitting at home

This time in the Karnataka elections, the Election Commission is going to provide a new and special facility for the elderly and disabled voters. Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said that the facility of voting from home will be available for people above 80 years of age and differently-abled voters in the assembly elections. Talking about the Karnataka assembly elections, he said that in a state with 224 constituencies, 36 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15 seats for Scheduled Tribes. He said that there are 5.21 crore voters out of which 2.59 are women voters. At the same time, 16,976 voters are above 100 years of age, while 9.17 lakh voters will vote for the first time. Apart from this, there are 12.15 lakh voters who are above 80 years of age, while there are 5.55 lakh Divyang voters.

Election commissioner told the process of vote from home

CEC Rajeev Kumar told, ‘Our team will go to such voters with Form-12D. Secrecy will be maintained in this regard and the entire process will be videographed. He said that a mobile application ‘Saksham’ has been launched for the differently-abled, in which they can log in and choose the facility to vote.

ECI (ECI) is going to provide the facility to vote from home for the first time to those above 80 years of age. He had said that his teams would go there with Form-12D to exercise their franchise. However, he also said that the Election Commission encourages people above 80 years of age to come to the polling booth, but those who cannot come can avail this facility.

Saksham mobile app for differently-abled people

A mobile application called ‘Saksham’ has been introduced for differently-abled people. With the help of this, they can log in and choose the option of voting. Apart from this, another mobile app ‘Suvidha’ has been created, which is an online portal for candidates to file nominations and affidavits. Not only this, candidates can also use the Suvidha portal to seek permission for meetings and rallies.


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