Covid-infected in Kerala to vote through postal ballot

Covid-19-infected in Kerala to vote through postal ballot

Those testing positive for Covid-19 till 3 pm on the day before the polling would be given the postal voting option

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Voters infected with Covid-19 will be offered the option to vote using postal ballots in the local body polls in Kerala to be held in three phases from December 8 to 14.

Those testing positive for Covid-19 till 3 pm on the day before the polling would be given the postal voting option. Those testing positive later would be allowed to vote between 5 pm and 6 pm at their respective polling stations, the Kerala State Election Commission said in a statement.

As many as 74,899 candidates are contesting in the polls to 1,199 local bodies in the state to be held in three-phases from December 8 to 14.