Pauri district in Uttarakhand all set to make voting disabled friendly
Pauri district in Uttarakhand is all set to become disabled friendly for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
Pauri District Magistrate Sushil Kumar has instructed all the election officers to make sure that the facilities are accessible for people with disabilities and the elderly.
One thousand disabled people have been identified as eligible for voting in the district.
There are many disabled people who have done commendable work in various constituencies. They will be nominated as ambassadors.
The authorities have also decided that all disabled people above 18 years will be added to the voter's list. Workers at NGO’s and government organizations that work for disabled people have been given instructions on how to transport disabled people to polling booths.
The health department will provide wheelchairs and crutches that are required during this time. Paths and ramps at polling booths will be made accessible.
Phone numbers and other details of disabled voters are being updated. A detailed report will be provided by authorities by June 2018.