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5,306 votes cast through postal ballots

Aizawl: Mizoram election department officials on Tuesday said that 5,306 voters, including senior citizens and People with Disabilities (PwD have exercised their franchise through postal ballots for the upcoming election to the 40-member state legislative assembly for which polling is scheduled to be held on November 7.

The officials said that 1,100 senior citizens and PwDs have so far casted their votes as of 4 pm on Tuesday inside their own homes in accordance with the wishes of the Election Commission of India to ensure better participation of voters in the coming elections to 5 state assembly legislatures.

Polling parties visited the senior citizens and PwDs in their own homes and let them cast their votes through postal ballots across the state.

There were also 4,206 polling personnel, other officials including security officials and those to be engaged in essential services on the poll day, who have exercised their franchise through postal ballots in the facilitation centres.

Those polling officials and others who cast their votes through postal ballots in the facilitation centres are mainly to be deployed in far-flung polling stations on the polling day.

Southernmost Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district has the highest number of polling personnel and other officials who have casted their votes through postal ballot at 733 voters, followed by adjoining Lunglei district (603) and another adjoining Siaha distict (425).

There are no votes casted through postal ballots by polling and other connected officials in Aizawl and Hnahthial districts till Monday evening. 

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