Postal ballot facility for personnel deployed on poll duty

Ranchi: Chief Electoral Officer L Khiyangate said people deployed on poll duty who have their names in the voter list they would be considered on election duty and would be provided with postal ballot facility to cast their votes. He said that as per the special directions issued by the election commission the observers and their associates would be considered officer on election duty and they will get chance to cast their votes through postal ballots.

The CEO said that such personnel who have been posted on duty especially on the day of elections they would be considered as voters on election duty and they too would be provided the facilities of the postal ballot while on the other hand such people who would not be considered as personnel on duty whose duty is just before the day of elections and will not be provided help of postal ballots.

Mr Khiyangate said that on the day of elections the drivers and the conductors of the vehicles being used in election duty will also be considered as government staff and they too would be provided facilities of postal ballot. He said that these instructions have been issued by the election commission to ensure maximum turnout during the polls. He said that such staff who would be posted on other election related works including videographer, expense monitoring team, staff working in control room, people deployed on dispatch and receiving of election material will also be able to vote through postal ballots. 

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