New Delhi: Now Indian citizens living abroad will also be able to play an important role in the elections in India. NRI voters will play a role in influencing the outcome. In fact, the Election Commission is preparing to provide Postal Ballot facility to Indians living abroad, that is, NRIs. A proposal has also been sent to the government for this. At the same time, if this happens, the NRIs will also be able to vote in the next year's assembly elections (Assembly Elections 2021).
This facility will be available after getting permission from the government
Let us know that more than one crore 30 lakh Indians live abroad. According to an estimate, 60 percent of these are citizens who are voters. If the government gives the green signal to the Election Commission's proposal, then these voters will be able to vote in the upcoming elections through electronic transmitted postal ballot. Actually, as much polling could be done in elections, the Election Commission has sent a proposal to the government. At the same time, to implement this proposal, the government will have to change the rules of holding elections through ordinance.
NRI voters will play the role of influencing results
Many states of India, including Punjab, Gujarat and Kerala, have a large population living abroad. If the proposal of the Election Commission is approved by the government, in some states, NRI Voters will play a role in influencing the results. With this, the NRI will also get the facility to vote from abroad without the permission of the government. Explain that till now NRIs have the facility to vote only at their polling station. But now they will be able to vote through electronically transmitted postal ballot.
What is a postal ballot?
If we talk about Postal Ballot, then it is a postal ballot. It is similar to the paper ballet paper that ran in the 1980s. It is used in elections by people who are unable to vote in their constituency because of their jobs. In such a situation, these people vote only through postal ballot. These are then called Service Voters or Absentee Voters.