Visually impaired people ask EC to guarantee secret voting rights


People with visual impairments have asked the Election Commission to guarantee the rights of secret voting.

Speaking at an interaction organized on the election of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies at Dhulikhel Tuesday, they complained that persons are deprived of the opportunity of voters’ education.

Saying the visually impaired persons have no rights of secret voting as they were not able to cast vote without helpers, Chairperson of Nepal Association of Blind Ramesh Pokharel said that it would be easier to make the visually impaired persons know about the voting process as 70 percent blind persons are involved in the teaching profession.

On the occasion, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav assured of utilization of technology gradually in other elections.

Chief District Officer of Kavrepalanchowk, Shiva Prasad Shinkhada, Kundan Das Shrestha of UNDP (ESP), among others said that all the people have the responsibility to make the elections successful as the country would head to the new path after the elections.

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