Home voting commencing in Kupwara district on Tuesday, May 14, a total of 402 Elderly and PwD electors to avail the ballot facility at their doorsteps

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Kupwara : Frontier Kupwara district, which is part of 1- Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, is set to go for polls on May 20 during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha Elections-2024.


The first of its kind ‘home-voting’ facility for voters aged 85-years plus and PwD(specially abled /Divyanjans) is commencing on Tuesday with nearly 402 registered elderly and PwD electors of the district are exercising their right to vote from within the confines of their homes.


_*A total of 402 elderly residents in the age of 85 plus and divyang voters with over 40 % locomotive disabilities from across all the six assembly segments of the district have opted for the facility.


_*It is worth mentioning that the ECI has for the first time initiated the facility of home voting, where poll parties along with voting facilities shall be dispatched to the houses of eligible voters to facilitate home voting facilities to collect their votes at their respective places.*_


_*District Election Officer, Kupwara, Ms.Ayushi Sudan said that the facility of home voting shall be availed by elderly citizens above 85 years of age and specially-abled persons (PwDs), with 40 percent disability criteria.*_


_*Home Voting process is commencing in Kupwara district tomorrow on May 14th from 8:00 AM and will continue upto May 16, 2024 covering all the six assembly segments of the district, these assembly segments include 1-Karnah, 2-Trehgam, 3-Kupwara, 4-Lolab, 5-Handwara and 6-Langate.*_


_*In 1-Karnah assembly segment there are a total of (44) elderly and PwD registered voters, in 2-Trehgam(40), in 3-Kupwara (166), in 4-Lolab (40), in Handwara assembly segment there are 99 elderly and PwD voters and in Langate assembly segment there are (13) such voters.*_


_*A total of 40 dedicated teams have been constituted in the district, each team is composed of polling officials, Micro Observer, Videographer and Security personnel who will collect votes of eligible voters under the prescribed guidelines of the Election Commission of India.*_


_*The home voters have hailed the Election Commission for reaching their doorsteps and providing them with such facilities at their homes.*_


_*Senior citizens and especially abled voters who are registered for the home voting facility are eager and enthusiastic to cast their votes at their homes. While expressing their joy , they said that they are going to cast their votes from their homes, which otherwise would have been difficult for them to reach the polling station due to their health conditions.CNI

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