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Vote through Postal Ballots for Octagenarians & Persons with Disability

Current context: The Ministry of Law and Justice has allowed senior citizens and person with disabilities to vote through postal ballots on 28th October 2019.
Vote through Postal Ballots for Octagenarians & Persons with Disability 
  • The Ministry has amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to allow them for postal ballots and ease the process of voting to all such categories of electors.
  • As per the amended Rule, the person will make an application in a new Form 12 D, which will reach the Returning Officer within 5 days following the date of notification of election.
  • The elector will be issued a postal ballot paper, after the receipt of such application.
  • Persons over 80 years of age and person with disability are covered under the amendment.
  • Such voters will have both the choices available of either voting through postal ballot or going to the polling station on polling day for voting.
  • At present, voting through postal ballot is available to armed forces and those assigned poll duties.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following can vote through postal ballots as per the recent amendment made into the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 by the Ministry of Law and Justice?
a. Persons over 80 years of age and person with disability
b. Persons over 70 years of age and person with disability
c. Persons over 65 years of age and person with disability
d. Persons over 60 years of age and person with disability
Vote through Postal Ballots for Octagenarians & Persons with Disability Vote through Postal Ballots for Octagenarians & Persons with Disability Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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