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  • Electors / Voters with disabilities, reduced mobility & reduced functions:

    Electors / Voters having one among the 21 disabilities as mentioned by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 are termed as voters with disabilities. In addition,if a person who has reduced mobility and/ormotor functionand/or physical coordination due to age, temporary ailment, pregnancy and other disease, and needs to be facilitated to get registered and to vote are termed as electors / voters with reduced mobility and physical functions. 

     

    Registration of a voter with disability / reduced mobility/functions

    Every Indian citizen with disability or reduced mobility / functions who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. first day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified of crime or unsound mind as declared by a competent court,is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of theconstituency of which he/she is a resident.

     

    Process & facilitations for personswith disabilities to get registered in electoral roll:

    An eligible person with disability or reduced mobility / physical functions can get enrolled in electoral roll by filling Form 6 inclusive of information about one’s disability online at www.nvsp.in and uploading the necessary documents.

    One can also enrol at voter enrolment centres or the offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers, which will be accessible for persons with disabilities and reduced mobility / physical functions, by filling Form 6 in two copies which are available free of cost atsuchcentres / offices and annexingcopies of the relevant documents. In case of any assistance / facilitation of communication required in filling the form, the same would be provided at both offices. The forms can also be sent by post to Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer.

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  • Existing measures for facilitation of PwDs


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    • Persons with disabilities are given priority at polling stations and they can enter the same without waiting in the queue.

    General Measures

    • Persons with disabilities are given priority at polling stations and they can enter the same without waiting in the queue. 
    • Polling personnel are briefed about the provisions of Rule 49 N of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, for permitting a companion to accompany a blind/infirm elector. 
    • Poll personnel are trained & sensitised regarding special needs of persons affected by various disabilities. 
    • Special Directions of the Commission were given for providing adequate facilities to the PwDs in a circular dated 7th September, 2016. http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/ImpIns_16092016.pdf
       

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    • Attempts are made to set-up the polling station on the ground floor. 
    • Temporary ramps are installed at the polling station location where permanent ramps have not been provided for access by wheelchair bound persons.
    • Access to ramps has been made smooth in places of sandy and slushy pathways.
    • Wheelchairs are provided at identified polling stations. 
    • Facility to take wheel chairs inside polling stations has been granted. 
    • Entrance door of polling station are kept wide open and adequate space is provided around the voting compartment to ensure easy movement for wheel chairs.

     

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    • There exists Braille signage on the Ballot Unit of the Electronic Voting Machine for the benefit of the visually impaired.
    • Electors with speech & hearing impairment are given special care as in the case of other disabled persons.

     

     




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Logo ELCSystematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) is a programme of multi interventions through different modes and media designed to educate citizens, electors and voters about the electoral process in order to increase their awareness and participation in the electoral processes. SVEEP is designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections and learning thereof.   

Election Commission of India

ECIThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok SabhaRajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act

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