VVPAT machines to help blind voters in Gujarat

Blind people in Gujarat are excited to take part in the election process in the state, thanks to Braille ballot papers.

However, trust is a major issue as blind people still need is a hand to take them to the booth to caste their vote.

So, the election commission has decided to make it compulsory to use the Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) from this year.

VVPAT is a method of providing feedback within some seconds to voters using a ballot-less voting system.

So far, many visually-impaired people across the state go to the polling booths with their family members or friends to make sure they have voted for the right person.

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