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More than 1,800 blind voters to take part in Himachal Pradesh elections

November 9, 2017

Around 1,844 visually impaired people will vote in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.

Out of 50 lakh voters in the state, Mandi has the highest number that is 671 visually impaired registered voters.

Kangra district has 82 visually impaired registered voters, Hamirpur 85, Shimla 60, Kullu 319, Una 51, Bilaspur 187, Chamba 62, Solan 183, Sirmour 37, Kinnaur district 86, Lahaul and Spiti district 21 voters.

The Election Commission has launched Braille signage features on electronic voting machines or EVMs and Braille ballot paper sheets have been given to all presiding officers to allow the blind people to register their votes without any problems.

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