NRI Voting; Govt. considering E-postal Ballot and Proxy Voting; Law Minister

NRI Voting; Govt. considering E-postal Ballot and Proxy Voting; Law Minister

The Government is considering to allow the alternative options of voting to overseas electors in the form of (i) ‘e-Postal Ballot System’ which envisages making available bank postal ballot electronically to the NRI voters and thereafter return of the same by normal post and (ii) ‘proxy voting which would allow such voters to appoint a proxy after following certain formalities and exercise his franchise through the medium of the proxy so appointed.

Since the proposal of amendment of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and 1951 require consideration and approval of both the Houses of the Parliament, no time frame can be indicated.

This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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