NRIs may get to vote via postal ballot

New Delhi: Non-resident Indians (NRIs), who at present must cast their vote in person in India, may soon get to vote remotely from their country of residence—perhaps as early as in state polls due in May next year—if a proposal sent by the Election Commission to the Union law ministry is accepted.

The EC has suggested that NRIs be allowed to vote through electronically-transmitted postal ballot system (ETPBS), a facility already available to service voters that include members of the armed forces, paramilitary and government employees serving abroad.

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