Ballot papers sent to ‘soldiers’ online

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Ballot papers sent to ‘soldiers’ online

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Those soldiers on duty serving the borders of country can now cast their vote for the candidate of their choice as now casting vote has been made easy for them.

According to District Electoral Officer, Raipur after the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers and allocation of election symbols to each remaining candidate in election fray, the 7 Returning Officers of assembly constituencies within Raipur district had sent the post ballot papers to the respective unit head of service voters, the soldiers through online.

The files of postal ballot paper can be opened only but the concerned field officer, who had been sent the PIN number, who will be handing it over the Unit Head. The postal ballot paper would be printed and then provided to service voters.

DEO, Raipur Dr Basavaraju said that earlier also postal ballot paper was being provided by Election Commission but due to postal delay the ballot papers sometimes being missed and were not counted, during counting of votes. So this time Commission has provided electronic transfer ballot paper facility. Same day it would be received by unit head and then to the service voter. Service voter will certify it through gazette officer and the register his vote and send it to Returning Officer directly. The soldiers would get now 20 days to send the postal ballot as counting is fixed on December 11, in Chhattisgarh.

Nodal officer Anupriya Mishra said that based on 350 registered service voters, all have been sent ballot paper through online. As per details Dharsiwa has 59, Raipur Rural 44, Raipur West 47, Raipur North 45, Raipur South 44, Arang has 38 voters and Arang has 68 voters. These postal ballot papers would be counted before commencement of counting.

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