EC vows to make TN polls disabled-friendly

Chennai: Over 4,000 calls are received everyday at the helpline 1950, out of which 3,500 are answered, according to Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni. The number would help differently-abled voters easily verify their details, he said, while addressing a gathering of the physically challenged here today.Making note of their various needs to make the election process disabled friendly, he insisted the need for them to represent claims like having a separate polling booth for the differently-abled and a braille form of election manifestos so that constitutional changes can be brought.
Demanding facilities for a comfortable polling experience, the physically challenged requested that the booths where election duty is allotted to disabled must have ramps and toilets that can be easily used by them. Responding to this, the CEO said that 63,118 booths in Tamilnadu have proper ramps and the rest will be facilitated with temporary ramps during election.

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