Voting process of the Tripura assembly elections through postal ballot already started on Wednesday.
On this day, security personnel, TSR jawans, government employees on poll duty and emergency services workers have casted their votes.
Around 40,000 have applied through Form Twelve till Tuesday while the voting process will continue for 5 days.
Postal ballots for 8 assembly constituencies under Sadar subdivision are being kept in 13 rooms at Shishu Bihar School in Agartala, the capital of north-eastern state Tripura.
Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Gitte said that a large number of defense workers and polling officials cast their votes through postal ballots on the first day.
He added that similarly, votes are taking place through postal ballots in 23 places of Tripura.
Gitte further said that all arrangements have been made to ensure all polling staff can exercise their right to vote properly as well as initiatives have been taken to ensure that no employee is deprived of the privilege of voting by postal ballot.
He urged all the employees to fill and submit the form immediately who have not yet filled and submitted Form 12.
Gitte said that any employee could vote if they apply before 4 pm on February 12 while the main voting work will start from February 13.
He further said that it will take some time to exchange the ballots.