Only 35% of registered disabled cast their vote in 2012



Even as the Election Commission (EC) makes efforts to improve voter awareness, one set of voters it seems has not been a big participant in the electoral system- those with disabilities.
As per the data with the district collector, Ahmedabad has 4,412 voters who have been identified as people with disabilities, ranging from visual and hearing impairment to locomotive disability and mental illness among others.Interestingly, the 2012 Assembly Result report of the EC does not mention the separate data of persons with disability.

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