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NRI voting rights


Punjab: NRI voters quadruple in three months

May 01, 2019 5:02 pm

The total number of voters in Punjab has increased from 2.03 crore to 2.07 crore in the past around three months. Also, the number of service voters had gone up from 1,00,285, including 1734 females as on January 31 to 1,11,464, including 2370 females on April 29.

NRIs can vote in Lok Sabha polls through proxies? Key bill awaits Rajya Sabha test

January 20, 2019 8:24 pm

If the bill becomes a law, NRIs or Non-resident Indians eligible to vote in India will be allowed to appoint proxies who can vote on their behalf. These proxies will change for every election.

NRIs in US welcome cabinet decision to extend proxy voting

August 08, 2017 11:18 am

During the previous UPA regime, NRIs were allowed to vote, but they were required to be physically present to exercise their right to vote. NRI voting had been one of the electoral promise of the BJP during the 2014 general elections.

Opposition to govt: When migrants can’t vote, why the rush to let NRIs?

April 29, 2015 10:03 am

The opposition mocked it asking whether the rush was to cash in on PM Narendra Modi’s frequent trips abroad.

Voting rights for NRIs: SC gives govt 8 weeks to work on proxy voting, e-ballot modalities

April 14, 2015 5:52 am

The poll panel had ruled out the possibility of allowing NRIs to vote through the Internet.