J&K: Initiative Of Home Voting Marks A Significant Stride Towards Ensuring Inclusivity & Accessibility Of Electoral Process & Bolstering Democratic Participation

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In Jammu and Kashmir, home voting was conducted smoothly in Samba district for Senior citizens (AVSC) and PwDs (AVPD) in three Assembly constituencies of 69-Ramgarh, 70-Samba and 71-Ramgarh yesterday to ensure an inclusive and participative election. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that 49 teams were constituted to facilitate home voting of 514 voters under AVSC and AVPD categories. Of 514 electors, including persons above 85 years and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in the district, 498 voters exercised their franchise by availing of the optional home voting facility on 1st day of the home voting.
This initiative of home voting marked a significant stride towards ensuring inclusivity and accessibility of the electoral process and in bolstering democratic participation. 
The District Election Officer emphasized that despite many challenges, a polling team travelled 25 KM by bus and 7 KM on foot to reach village Padal in Samba district to facilitate a Home Voting facility to an elderly voter, Puran Singh.
Similarly, the polling teams also visited border villages located adjacent to the international border. The Voters, who availed of the home voting facility in the district, expressed gratitude and hailed the ECI initiative.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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