Shillong: Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor of Meghalaya, here on Tuesday, handed the first Braille elector photo identity card to Padmashree Bertha Dkhar, principal of Jyoti Sroat Inclusive School, the first school for the visually impaired people in the State.
The initiative is the part of the Election Commissions’ programme to facilitate the participation of differently abled people in the election process.
There are 4,986 voters with disabilities and the Election Commission has issued over 800 braille-enabled ballot papers for 797 visually impaired voters across the State.
Nine candidates are in the fray for Meghalaya’s two Lok Sabha seats, which will go to polls on Thursday. Of them, six are millionaires. (IANS)
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