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CE: Jawans to collect postal ballots from Bengal | India News


CALCUTTA: The Election Commission said on Tuesday that central paramilitary personnel will visit elderly voters at home to collect postal ballots.
The EC has allowed octogenarians to opt for postal ballots amid the Covid pandemic. There are around 1.5 lakh of voters in Bengal who have opted for the option. EC officials said the central forces would also help people with physical disabilities cast their vote by mail. They suggested that while 495 companies of the central forces have already been assigned to Bengal, the number may rise to 800.
Since law and order is a state issue, the central forces can help the administration. “We are trying to close the gaps in coordination. The role of the EC here aims to make a person have the confidence to cast their vote without fear, ”said an official.

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