Chennai, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Postal Ballot papers have been issued to employees on election duty who have applied through form-12 correctly and service voters serving in Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces who are resident of Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha Election.

As per the rule 27 of Conduct Election Rules, 1961, after an elector has recorded his vote and made his declaration shall return the declaration and ballot paper in Form 13B cover to the Returning Officer both in the cover Form 13C sent with the Postal Ballot Papers in accordance with the instruction communicated to him to reach the returning officer before the hour fixed for the commencement of counting of votes.

Based on the above instructions, all the postal voters are informed that only those postal votes along with their declaration received by the respective Returning Officers before 0800 hrs on May 16 only will be taken up for counting. If any postal voters are received beyond the time mentioned above they cannot be taken for counting, Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said in a release here today.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)