This time the Election Commission has provided the facility of voting from home for the assembly elections to be held in Rajasthan next month. The process of applying for this is starting from today, 20th October.
People 80 years of age or older and with more than 40 percent disability are being given the option to vote from home. BLOs will go to the homes of these voters and give them Form 12-D and give them the option to vote at home. Forms can be filled till November 4.
According to the schedule released by the Election Commission of India, from October 20 to November 4, BLOs will visit the homes of those registered voters who come under the purview of home/voting. Here they will tell the voters about the facility of home voting and if they agree, they will give them Form 12-D. These forms will be submitted by BLOs only between 30th October to 4th November.
After submitting the form, the District Election Officer will prepare a complete list of those who voted at home. After this, it will be shared with the political parties and contesting candidates so that they can send their polling agents to the voters according to the route chart prepared at the time of voting.
Votes will be cast from 14 to 21 November
After preparing the list, polling parties will go to the homes of these voters from 14 to 21 November and will give them ballot papers and get them to cast their votes. After casting the vote, the ballot paper will be inserted in the ballot box on the spot. Videography of this entire process will be done.
The voting process will take place in two phases. In the first phase, polling parties will visit voters’ homes from 14 to 19 November. Meanwhile, if any voter is not found at home then the second round will be held from 20th to 21st November.
18.05 lakh voters are under the ambit of home voting in the state.
If we look at the status of 200 assembly constituencies of Rajasthan, there are 18.05 lakh voters who come under the ambit of home voting. Of these, about 11.78 lakh voters are in the age group of 80 years or more, while the remaining 6.27 lakh voters are disabled people.