Dakshina Kannada district administration is aiming to make elections accessible

The Election Commission of India is working towards making the voting process inclusive for the upcoming elections in the state of Karnataka.

The elections will be held on 12 May.

The Dakshina Kannada district administration is taking steps to improve the accessibility of the elections for its 10911 voters with disabilities.

These include 5,756 physically disabled, 829 with vision disabilities, 1,006 hearing disabled and 3,320 with other disabilities.

The administration has done extensive work and has mapped the polling stations near the residences of the 10911 disabled voters.

Polling booths have been informed to make arrangements according to the disability of the voters that are expected to visit them on election day.

Respective gram panchayats have also been told to arrange for accessible features such as magnifying glasses for patients with vision loss, vehicles to transport voters with physical disabilities and more.

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