For their election held in 2014, Maharashtra ensured that a few things were taken care of when it came to facilitating the Persons with Disabilities in the State. Across the State, Maharashtra employed the following good practices –
- Special camps for awareness and education of PwDs about electoral processes were organized in various districts. Government departments, NSS, NCC, NYKS, Scouts and Guides, and NGOs/CSOs were roped in as partners for the special camps
- PwD Icons were appointed in various districts to appeal to PwDs and urge them to involve themselves in the electoral process.
- The State election machinery was sensitized through intensive training programmes that made them ready to handle any situation at hand.
Investment was made in the production and distribution of accessible awareness resources to educate and inform PwDs about electoral processes.
Edited by ECI