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CEO seeks inputs to enhance accessibility to PWDs
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, November 10 2021: The chief electoral officer (CEO), Manipur has invited suggestions from all stakeholders including clubs, NGOs, CSOs and other organisations working or has worked for or in collaboration with people with disabilities (PwDs) to enhance the accessibility to PwD electors or help remove any bottlenecks that would hinder them while exercising their Adult Franchise.

The CEO office in a press statement said it is putting its best effort to provide hassle free access to the entire election process to all according to the guidelines of Election Commission of India (ECI) .

It has been endeavouring to ensure accessible and inclusive elections by enrolling all the eligible voters, particularly the PwDs and the marginalised sections of the society through a number of enabling measures with an objective of "No voter to be left behind".

The press release listed the measures and efforts which include PwD Mobile App., marking of PwDs in the electoral roll, provision of ramp as a vital feature of Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF), provision of wheelchairs, pick and drop facilities and volunteers to assist them on the day of poll among others.

PwD electors can also avail the Postal Ballot facility through officials concerned of the district election officers, it stated.

These measures and facilities have particularly been strictly improvised by the CEO Manipur with an aim to empower the differently abled individuals to enable them free and active participation in the electoral process.

The release further appealed to the stake holders concerned to furnish list of PwD electors assembly constituency wise, if available, not only for better marking of the PwD electors but also for linking them to the facilities specially designed for them.

All such suggestions and feedbacks may be mailed to ceo_manipur@eci.gov.in and jtceo_manipur@eci.gov.in by November 20, 2021, added the release.


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