Q. Consider the following statements::
1.Section 19 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 requires a voter to be enrolled only in the constituency where they are ordinarily resident.
2.The option of postal ballot is available to limited category of people.
3.Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) is a networked device connected to a dedicated network developed by the GoI.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Section 19 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 requires a voter to be enrolled only in the constituency where they are ordinarily resident. The option of postal ballot is only available to service voters, foreign mission staff, people engaged in essential services, those over the age of 80, persons with disabilities or Covid-positive persons.
Statement 3 is incorrect. The RVM is a non-networked device, just like the EVMs currently in use.
Source: The Times of India