Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023: Only a few days are left for Rajasthan assembly elections. In such a situation, political parties are busy campaigning with full force. This time, efforts are being made by the Election Commission to increase the voting percentage by taking many new initiatives. In such a situation, shocking news came out from Udaipur that 60 elderly people died before voting. Apart from these, there are also two disabled persons who passed away. This information came to light when the polling team reached his house.
Actually, for the first time an initiative has been taken by the Election Commission. The initiative is to provide the benefit of home voting to those who are above 80 years of age and have more than 40% disability. They were given a form on October 30 asking whether they wanted to conduct home voting or not. More than 3 thousand elders in the district had agreed. In such a situation, the last date for submitting the form was 4th November. From November 14, polling parties started door-to-door voting and got it done till November 19. After this, when the figures came out, it was revealed that those who had filled the form before November 4 and postal ballot papers had been issued. Of those, 62 people died.
60 elderly people died before home voting
A total of 3814 elderly and disabled people had chosen the option of home voting in Udaipur district. Under the direction of District Election Officer Arvind Poswal, the first phase of home voting took place in 8 assembly constituencies of the district from 14 to 19 November. In this, out of total 3286 identified senior citizens, 3131 and 513 out of 528 disabled persons exercised their franchise. 95 identified elderly and 13 disabled people were found absent when the polling team reached their homes. At the same time, 60 senior citizens and 2 disabled people died after applying for home voting and issuing postal ballot. The second phase for voters found absent will start from Monday.