The Election Commission of Bhutan, ECB will be facilitating mobile polling station services for people living with disabilities for the upcoming National Assembly Elections. However, this election, unlike in the past, ECB has scheduled a three-day special early voting for people living with disabilities prior to the poll day. The special early voting will start on 23rd November for the Primary Round.
According to the ECB, special services for people living with disabilities will also be provided to people who are suffering from chronic diseases, bedridden individuals and those who are unable to physically reach the polling stations. It will also be extended to elderly citizens. Over two thousand eligible individuals have registered for the special early voting service.
ECB’s Director of Secretariat, Phub Dorji said, “we call it special early voting where we will be taking polling booths to their doorsteps or to their bed to take their votes. These will be in the form of postal ballots and we will be sending them to the respective Returning Officers.”
The commission says this is to ensure that individuals living with disabilities exercise their voting rights.
Edited by Sangay Chezom
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