Former President Pratibha Patil to Utilize ‘Vote from Home’ Facility in Pune Elections

Former President Pratibha Patil to Utilize 'Vote from Home' Facility in Pune Elections

Former President Pratibha Patil to Utilize 'Vote from Home' Facility in Pune Elections

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Former President Pratibha Patil, who resides in Pune and has been unwell for some time, will be utilizing the “vote from home” facility to exercise her vote in the upcoming elections. Her daughter, Jyoti Rathore, confirmed that Patil’s office will coordinate with the Pune district administration before the polling day on May 13.

Despite her health challenges, Patil has never missed casting her vote in previous elections and is delighted that she will have the opportunity to do so once again. Expressing her happiness, she conveyed her message through her daughter, emphasizing the importance of participating in the democratic process.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has introduced the home voting facility specifically for senior citizens above 85 years of age and for individuals who are unable to visit polling stations. Rathore mentioned that her mother closely follows news channels and remains informed about current affairs. Patil hopes that voters will make informed decisions for the betterment of democracy.

As a follower of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Patil advocates for the empowerment of women and is pleased to witness the increasing participation of women voters. District collector Suhas Diwase confirmed that Patil’s office has contacted the administration, assuring that arrangements will be made for her to vote from home.

The process involves distributing Form D to eligible individuals after verifying their names on the voters’ list. District administration officials have already initiated home visits to facilitate the home voting process, ensuring that senior citizens and others who require assistance can participate in the electoral process conveniently.