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Election Commission wants maximum voting by differently-abled eligible voters

As per the 2011 census, there are 2.68 crore differently-abled people, which is 2.21 per cent of total of 121 crore population. Among the disabled population 56 per cent (1.5 crore) are men and 44 per cent (1.18 crore) are women.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 02, 2018 6:48 IST ]
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Aiming at getting the maximum number of differently-abled voters to exercise their franchise, the Election Commission would conduct intensive mapping, said an official.

"The Election Commission has asked all the states to conduct exhaustive mapping of differently-abled eligible voters so that maximum number of such voters can cast their votes in future elections...," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said on Saturday, reported news agency IANS.

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As per the 2011 census, there are 2.68 crore differently-abled people, which is 2.21 per cent of total of 121 crore population. Among the disabled population 56 per cent (1.5 crore) are men and 44 per cent (1.18 crore) are women, news agency further reported.

Out of the 2.68 crore differently-abled persons, around 1.75 crore are likely to be eligible voters. 

From the Social Welfare Department of the state, the Election Department would collect the number and other details of the Tripura's "differently-abled" population. 

Approximately, Tripura has 50,000 physically challenged voters. 

For the differently-abled eligible voters, special arrangements, including engagement of volunteers were always made in most of the polling stations. 

With January 1, 2019, as qualifying date of age, the Commission has directed conducting of a special summary revision of the electoral rolls of all states and Union Territories.

 

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