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Big change in voting rules: Postal ballot facility extended to those over 65 and COVID-19 patients

Announcing a major change in voting rules, the Election Commission of India on Thursday extended postal ballot facility for electors above the age of 65 years and COVID-19 patients under home or institutional quarantine. A notification to this effect was issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice today. The decision comes ahead of Bihar assembly election which is expected to take place somewhere between October and November.

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