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Mar 30, 2019
7:29PM

Braille-enabled ballot papers at all polling booths in Meghalaya

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For the first time, Meghalaya will witness Braille-enabled ballot papers at all polling booths to ensure wider participation of voters in Lok Sabha elections. Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya, FR Kharkongor, said all efforts are being made to ensure a more inclusive election.

It has mapped over 4,500 persons with disabilities to make sure that they get a priority at polling booths.

The ballot papers pasted on the EVMs will have the names and symbols of candidates in Braille alphabet. The Chief Electoral Officer said there are more than 800 visually impaired electorate in the State.

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