Voters to get larger indelible ink mark


New Delhi: The indelible ink mark every voter is accustomed with is set to get bigger and bolder. Amid complaints that the indelible or ‘voter’ ink is not being applied properly by poll officials, Election Commission has issued orders saying the ink should be applied using a brush specifically provided for the purpose.

The recent order makes it clear that the ink “will be applied on voter’s finger with the help of brush from top of the nail to the bottom of the first joint of the left forefinger”. Use of brush will ensure that besides being bigger, the ink mark will also be bolder and more prominent.

The EC has also asked the Managing Director of Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd to ensure supply of brushes along with the indelible ink supplied to states and Union Territories with “immediate effect”.

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