Make polling stations accessible to all: DEO Budgam

Budgam: District Election Officer Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar on Monday directed the concerned officials to make the polling stations disability friendly and accessible to all. She was speaking at electoral awareness conference for EROs, AEROs and BLOs under Systematic Voter Education Electoral Participation (SVEEP) held on Monday at New Conference Hall here. She directed the education department to ensure basic minimum facilities including installation of ramps for easy access to the disable persons at all polling stations. The DEO emphasized on accessible elections for all and directed concerned to ensure no genuine voter is left un-registered in the district to ensure maximum participation in the upcoming poll processes. During the meeting, the DEO interacted with BLOs and matters/ issues related to generation of maximum awareness on the electoral process and generating EPIC cards were discussed threadbare. She stressed on awareness generation campaigns and directed BLOs to take strenuous efforts on voter awareness and voter registration across the district. On the occasion, the issues regarding provision of kits for BLOs and updation of electoral rolls were also discussed in the meeting.