EC plans to ferry disabled, elderly to polling booths

Chennai: In a novel initiative aimed at improving voters’ participation in the assembly polls, the Election Commission is considering ferrying persons with disabilities (PwD) and senior citizens to polling booths in Chennai.

“Differently abled persons and senior citizens residing in care centres would be transported to the polling stations. We are contemplating carrying it out on a pilot basis,” corporation commissioner and district election officer B Chandra Mohan told TOI.

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