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Postal Ballot facility for Sr. Citizen (above 80 years) and PwD electors- regarding.


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No. 52/2020/SDR/VOL.I                          

Dated: 3rd October, 2020

To,

 Chief Electoral Officers of All the States/UTs. 

Subject: Postal Ballot facility for Sr. Citizen (above 80 years) and PwD electors – regarding.

Reference: ECI's letter No. 52/2020/SDR/Vol.I/278 dated 17/09/2020  

Sir/Madam,

                        During the visit of Bihar for review of electoral preparedness from 29 September 2020 to 1 October 2020, after receiving feedback from Civil Societies and Media on the above cited subject, Commission directed to issue instructions as follows:

1. BLO will visit to the houses of the concerned electors, as provided by the RO, in the Polling Station area and deliver 12-D form to the concerned electors.If an elector is not available, he/she will share his/her contact details and revisit to collect it within five days of the notification.

2.  The elector may or may not opt for POSTAL BALLOT in the acknowledgement attached with the form 12-D.

3. If he/she opts for POSTAL BALLOT, then the BLO will collect the filled-in form 12-D from the house of the elector within five days of the notification and deposit it with the RO forthwith.

4. BLO shall deposit all the acknowledgement forms with the RO along with all form 12-D.

5. Sector Officer shall supervise it under the overall supervision of RO.

6. As prescribed in ECI's guidelines No. 52/2020/SDR/Vol I/278 dated 17.09.2020, RO shall deploy polling team(s), who shall deliver and collect the postal ballot on pre-informed date(s) and thereafter deposit it with the RO.

Accordingly, Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar vide letter No.B1-3-82/2020-3780 dated 2 October 2020 has issued instructions for the delivery and collection of Form 12-D, by the Booth Level Officers, from the electors in the categories of senior citizen (above 80 years) and PwD, who may opt for postal ballot in Bihar. A copy is attached herewith for reference.

             Commission has directed that henceforth in all elections/bye-elections including the bye-elections, already announced by Commission on 29/09/2020, these instructions shall be followed to facilitate all activities concerning postal ballot option at the door step of the electors throughout India. Accordingly, you are requested to take all necessary measures for compliance.  


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