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Hassle-free voting for elderly, differently abled

Himalayan News Service

An elderly woman is seen heading towards a polling centre in Nepal Commerce Campus, Minbhawan, Kathmandu Constituency-2, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Photo: Sabitri Dhakal

Kathmandu, December 7

Many differently abled people and the elderly were seen keenly participating in the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections held in Kathmandu Valley today.

Proper arrangements were made for them to cast votes without difficulty.

The elderly and differently abled voters didn’t have to  stand in queues and were assisted by security personnel and staffers deployed by the Election Commission.

“The polling  centre is wheelchair-friendly. It was easy for differently abled voters to cast  their votes here,” said Jaya Prasad Lamsal, polling officer at Herbs Production and  Processing Company voting centre in Jadibuti.

Jamuna Devi Dhakal, 80, of Minbhawan had reached the polling station on a wheelchair. “Voting is my right and my vote may help the best candidates win the elections,” she said.  She cast her vote with the help of her son.

Padam Gautam, 60, a differently abled voter of Koteshwor was at centre to cast his votes. He said, “I didn’t have to stand in queue and I cast my vote with ease. People at the polling centre were friendly.”


A version of this article appears in print on December 08, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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