In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, voters over 80 can cast their ballots from home if they are unable to visit the polls, according to election officials.
The officials added that senior citizens who are unable to travel to polling places have this option available to them.
26.79 lakh senior citizens over the age of 80 were registered to vote in the state, according to the final electoral roll released on January 23 of this year.
Five Districts in Maharashtra With Highest Population People Above 80 Years
Pune – 2.48 Lakh
Mumbai Suburban – 2.14 Lakh
Nashik – 1.25 Lakh
Thane – 1.25 Lakh
Nagpur – 1.17 Lakh
Seniors over 80 who wish to vote from home must complete Form 12D, which poll workers will hand out and gather. It is anticipated that this will be completed within five days of the poll notification being released.
According to a high-ranking election commission official, the ECI offered this as a choice. Seniors will receive assistance from volunteers if they choose to visit the polls and take part in the political process. Nearly 150 housing societies now have polling places near to the residential facilities after moving all of their booths to the ground floor.