Senior citizens & PwDs cast vote at home

An elderly woman casts her vote at her home on Wednesday. (Twitter)

SHILLONG, Feb 15: In a bid to facilitate senior citizens and people with disabilities to exercise their franchise, the Election Commission on Wednesday arranged the facility of voting at home through postal ballot.
As per the option exercised under Form 12 D, district teams were deployed to arrange home voting for senior citizens above 80 and people with disabilities through postal ballots.
Election Commission teams undertook arduous treks to reach the most far-flung areas of East Khasi Hills district to ensure no voter was left behind.
Absentee voters cast their vote through postal ballots.
Further, Voter Facilitation Centres have been set up by the Office of the Block Development Officers in several blocks and Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Cell, East Khasi Hills, to ensure voters have a one-stop solution for any queries and issues they may be facing.
“Citizens speak ‘Cheers to Indian Democracy. Mei, 87, has cast her vote. Her house became a mini polling station. Five personnel came along to ensure that it is free and fair polling. Well done EC,” tweeted Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor, mentioning the reaction of the daughter of an octogenarian woman.
It may be mentioned that voting to the 60-seat Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be held in single-phase on February 27.
The counting of votes will be done on March 2. (ANI)