Lok Sabha Election

Model polling stations make voting easy for elderly, differently abled

To make a whole knowledge of voting ‘pleasant and enriching’, a Election Commission has set adult 70 indication polling stations – 10 for any of a 7 parliamentary constituencies – opposite a Capital.

The indication polling stations had good-condition buildings with creatively embellished walls and good-quality seat for polling crew and polling agents. Other supplies enclosed apart toilets, celebration water, shades, ramps and wheelchair for electorate with disability.

The comforts supposing and efforts of a Election Commission crew were appreciated by a voters, generally a comparison adults and a differently abled.

Athar Kaur, who is in her early 70s, was sitting in a propagandize devalue where she had expel her vote, in North West Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. “I have no complaints about a arrangements. The staff from a internal anganwadi have been really helpful. Like other aged voters, we was given welfare by a staff manning a polling booth,” Ms. Kaur said.

Leela Ram (98) echoed a same perspective after casting his opinion during Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, one of a 10 indication polling stations in a Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency. “All arrangements were in place and everybody from a staff manning a counter to a policemen were really helpful. They helped me travel to and from a booth,” he said.

Thirty-two-year-old differently abled Asib, who had mislaid both his legs during a age of five, stopped a autorickshaw he had come in during a school’s embankment and started pulling himself inside when military officers during a embankment asked him to take a three-wheeler inside a premises. “They pennyless manners for a bad male like me. we have no words,” he said, adding that he voted for a supervision that competence “consider a existence of differently abled persons”.

Jaffrabad proprietor Ghulam Mustafa (79) came on a wheelchair to expel his opinion with his family in a afternoon. He pronounced people should come to opinion irrespective of a continue or their age. “I have so many ailments yet we came, so should everyone. Make your opinion count. we listened there was usually around 8% audience in a morning,” Mr. Mustafa said.

Sukhrana (80), a proprietor of Nand Nagri, who was forsaken by her grandson outward a polling hire on a two-wheeler, said, “I will opinion for whoever my daughter or grandson will tell me to. If we trust me, many of a uneducated, aged people opinion like this.”

To equivocate prolonged queues and summer heat, Amarnath Kumar, a comparison citizen, who was wheeled into a polling hire in a New Delhi constituency, pronounced he arrived accurately during 7 a.m. so that he did not have to wait in queues braving a heat. “It is my right to opinion and even yet we can't travel but help, we have finished my duty,” he said.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/model-polling-stations-make-voting-easy-for-elderly-differently-abled/article27111487.ece


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