ECI seeks to ensure transparency in counting of postal ballots for Oct 30 by-polls | Latest News India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has stated political events will likely be knowledgeable concerning the quantity of counting tables being arrange for postal ballots to preserve transparency in the course of the counting of votes after the October 30 by-polls. Two Bihar meeting seats are amongst these to which by-polls are being held.

Chief electoral officer (Bihar) H R Srinivasa stated the electoral brokers will likely be given in writing the outcomes of counted postal ballots after each spherical. He added political events have to ensure that their brokers attain the counting halls on time to stay current in the course of the counting of the postal ballots in addition to votes recorded in the digital voting machines (EVMs). “The counting of postal ballots, exercised by voters above 80, physically disabled and service voters will begin at 8 am while the counting of EVMs would start from 8.30 am.”

Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal had alleged discrepancies in the counting of postal ballots after the 2020 meeting election in Bihar.

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Srinivasa stated a most of 1,200 voters will likely be allowed to vote at every sales space in view of the pandemic. He added at locations the place the quantity exceeds 1,200, auxiliary cubicles can be arrange. “ We have also requested political parties to deploy women polling agents in auxiliary booths for women voters.”

The ECI has banned processions and roadshows in the course of the campaigning and after the declaration of outcomes in view of the pandemic.


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