Delhi Elections 2020 | Voting begins in India's capital

Nearly 1.47 crore people are eligible to cast their ballot for the Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday for which election officials have prepared 13,0000 polling stations across the city. For the first time, at least 11 booths will be accepting QR code-based voter slips, senior officials said. These will be scanned using a “Booth App” run by polling staff at the booths. Also, polling officials have also been asked to come to the station a day in advance. Senior officials siad that this had been done to avoid issues on the day of polling with many having to wake up very early and travel long distances. While about 2600 people, including senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities have already cast their vote through postal ballots, election officials have also made pick and drop facilities for persons under these categories. Among these include about two lakh people who are above the age of 80 and XX number of PWD persons. There are also at least 150 people who are above the age of 100, who will be eligible to cast their vote in the present elections. Apart from this there are about 2.32 young voters between the ages of 18 and 19, and in total there are about 81 lakh male voters, 66 lakh female voters and 869 third gender voters. At least 70 model polling booths have also been set up, one in each constituency, with all infrastructure facilities, election officials said. A total of 3704 polling booths at 516 locations have been identified as critical, including up to 5 polling stations in the Shaheen Bagh area. Special provisions such as live we casting and additional seccurity have been made at such polling stations to ensure smooth polling.