Senior citizens and people with disabilities would have the option to cast their ballots from home, according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura on Wednesday. As per the CEO, only senior citizens older than 80 could use the vote-from-home option.
The State’s upcoming elections preparations:
Further, he stated that sufficient Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs) had showed up in the area to prepare for the state’s upcoming elections, and that night patrols and flag marches were also being conducted.
The Tripura CEO emphasized the need for fair and transparent elections, said, “The adequate number of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs) have reached here, and the flag march and night patrolling are also being done. We want fair, transparent, and peaceful polls. Senior citizens above 80 years and persons with disabilities will have the option to vote from home.”
According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the voting for the 2023 Assembly elections will take place in Tripura on February 16 and in Nagaland and Manipur on February 27.
And furthermore, the ECI stated that results for these assembly elections would be officially confirmed on March 2.
In the meantime, the Agartala police have tightened security in the entire city ahead of the State Assembly elections in Tripura.
“We have set up 14 nakas to ensure that there is no movement of illegal cash, weapons, narcotics and other material. Announcement for polls likely to happen in 1-2 days,” AK Das, sub-divisional police officer, Sadar told ANI.
Manik Saha, the chief minister of Tripura, publicly stated on Wednesday that the BJP would win more assembly seats than it had in the past, regardless of the outcome of the upcoming elections on February 16.
The Chief Minister said, “Our party always works for the people irrespective of elections. We are fully prepared for the upcoming polls. We are confident of winning more Assembly seats than before.”
Combined electors count in Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Tripura:
According to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, “There are more than 62.8 lakh electors combined in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura including – 31.47 lakh female electors, 97,000 80+ voters, and 31,700 PwD voters”
Over 1.76 lakh first-time voters to participate in the elections in 3 states.