Berhampur: Feb 25 (Localwire) People with special needs will get pick-up and drop facilities during the upcoming assembly and Lok Sabha polls, a Ganjam district election official said on Monday.
Also, the visually impaired people can opt for Braille voter slip if they want, said the deputy election officer of the district Bijaya Nanda Sethi.
“We will make arrangements for easy access of polling booths to all sections of people,” he added.
The Ganjam district has a total 28,762 registered voters with special needs.
The highest number of voters with disabilities are registered in the Aska seat, with 4,137 people, followed by Polasara (4,017), Kabisurya Nagara (3,344), Gopalpur (3,186), Bhanjanagara (3,083), Hinjili (2,724), Chhatrapur (2,566), Khallikote (1,469), Chikiti (1,267), Sorada (1,194), Digapahandi (647), Berhampur (628) and Sanakhemundi (500).
There were a total of 28,10,809 registered voters in the district in the last electoral roll published on January 21. The number is likely to increase as a special drive is on to register new voters, Sethi said.