Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 22 (ANI): Voting for by-poll in Indore district's Sanwer Vidhan Sabha seat began this Thursday and people under special category, who are above 80 years, those with disabilities or are COVID-19 positive, voted through postal ballot.
The voting will take place from October 22 to October 29 and in between, there is a two-day holiday.
Additional Collector Abhay Bedekar said, "this time, the Election Commission has conducted an innovative experiment in view of Covid, under which the votes of people above the age of 80, with Covid and are Divyang will be registered through postal ballot. There are 1483 voters above the age of 80, 677 disabled people, and 9 covid positive voters. This will last for 6 days."
Earlier this month, Election Commission had announced that voting facility through the postal ballot will be made available in the Indore district to the elderly over 80 years of age, differently-abled persons, and people suspected of having COVID-19.
The results of the Madhya Pradesh by-polls will be declared on November 10. (ANI)