Postal Ballot System

Recently, the Election Commission of India(ECI) has asked the Union Law Ministry to expand the ambit of postal ballots.Consider the following statements regarding the Postal Ballot System:

  1. Postal voting is a type of voting in elections whereby Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot Papers (ETPB) are distributed to electors and returned by post.
  2. Currently, the following voters are allowed to cast their votes through postal ballot:Service voters (armed forces, the armed police force of a state and government servants posted abroadandVoters under preventive detention.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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