The Election Commission of India is conducting intensive mapping, aiming at getting the maximum number of differently-abled voters, in order to exercise voting rights before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said that special arrangements of engaging volunteers have always been carried out in most of the polling stations for differently-abled eligible voters. But now the target is to make special arrangements for each differently-abled voter in his/her respective or nearest polling station.
In Tripura, the Election Department collects the number and other details of the State’s differently-abled population from the Social Welfare Department. The state has approximately 50,000 physically challenged voters.
Taranikanti said that after several months of long summary revision of the voters list, the final publication of the photo-affixed electoral rolls would be done in the first week of January 2019 and on the basis of that rolls, the Lok Sabha elections would be held.
On Saturday, with the publication of the draft electoral rolls, several months’ long process for a special summary revision of the electoral rolls has begun. According to the draft rolls, Tripura currently has 25, 73,413 electorates, including 12, 68,027 women voters.