Deputy Commissioner Belagavi Nitesh Patil has said that 9070 people with disabilities and those above 80 years of age in Belagavi district have submitted their consent to vote from home.
A team of officers will visit the respective polling stations from April 29 to May 1 to collect votes as per the guidelines of the Election Commission. The decision was made after a meeting with representatives of various political parties held on Thursday.
The total number of people willing to vote from home is spread across the eighteen Assembly segments in the district. However, voters who have given their consent will not be allowed to go to the polling booths on May 10. The district has 7362 people above 80 years of age and 1708 people with disabilities.
The constituency-wise details of people above 80 years of age who will vote from home are as follows: Nippani (559), Chikkodi-Sadalaga (388), Athani (299), Kagavada (365), Kudachi (211), Rayabaga (314), Hukkeri (151), Arabavi (535), Gokaka (351), Yamakanamaradi (183), Belagavi North (542), Belagavi South (795), Belagavi Rural (350), Khanapur (483), Kittur (347), Bailahongala (704), Savadatti-Yalamma (407), and Ramadurga (378).
This decision will ensure that elderly and disabled voters can exercise their right to vote without any inconvenience.
Details of Voters with Disabilities:
In the upcoming elections, a total of 1708 differently-abled persons will be voting from the comfort of their homes in the district. Here are the constituency-wise details:
– Nippani (90)
– Chikkodi-Sadalaga (91)
– Athani (52)
– Kagawad (54)
– Kudachi (50)
– Raibag (85)
– Hukkeri (92)
– Arabhavi (114)
– Gokaka (105)
– Yamakanamaradi (97)
– Belgaum North (55)
– Belgaum South (88)
– Belgaum Rural (67)
– Khanapur (174)
– Kittur (143)
– Bailahongala (148)
– Savadatti-Yalamma (77)
– Ramadurga (126)
To ensure that these voters are able to exercise their right to vote, approximately 20 teams will be going door to door for three days in each assembly constituency to collect their votes. So far, 9070 people have filled and submitted the prescribed 12D form to vote from home. The voting process will be conducted by going to the house of the person who has filled the form, and representatives of political parties are allowed to be present on this occasion. However, all political parties must provide information in advance and in writing about the agents present during polling.
DC Nitesh Patil has emphasized that voters should not be lured for any reason and the secrecy of voting should be maintained. In addition, the price list of some materials was discussed with the representatives of the political parties and the price list was finalized during the meeting.