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Election Commission launches Saksham app to facilitate easier voting for persons-with-disability

In a bid to provide accessibility to all and leave no voter behind, the Election Commission announced that the voters above 85 years of age and Persons-with-Disabilities (pwd) with 40 percent benchmark disability can vote from home.

Further, volunteers and wheelchairs will be available at every polling station. The poll body is also arranging transport facilities for the persons-with-disabilities and elderly.

The Commission launched the Saksham App to facilitate easier voting for PWDs and to avail facilities at Polling Stations.

Further, it is pushing for permanent Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) in schools as a gift of election process to the students. 

Assured Minimum Facilities consist of drinking water, toilets, signage, a ramp or wheelchair, helpdesk, voter facilitation centre, sufficient light and shed. 

There will also be polling stations managed by persons-with-disabilities, and will exclusively ne managed by women and Model Polling Stations.

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