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Posts published in “Day: April 12, 2019”

Poll volunteers took extra mile to prioritize PWDs

HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Apr 11: In tune with the Elections Commission’s slogan of an “accessible” election, people with disabilities came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. It may be mentioned that the Election Commission had made special arrangements for persons with disabilities so that they can vote enthusiastically without any difficulty. The office of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) apart from providing Braille ballots, training to booth-level officers on sign language also appointed accessibility observers in both Shillong and Tura parliamentary constituencies. Apart from these measures, the office of the CEO also stationed poll volunteers –…