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Assistance for the disabled on voting day

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Voters who are blind or otherwise physically incapacitated, who declare they are illiterate, or are mentally challenged, are advised that they may request assistance from the Presiding Officer at their assigned polling station on Voting Day, Thursday, May 24.

The blind or physically incapacitated voter must make an oral declaration at the door of the polling station and a written declaration on a special form. Presiding Officers must record the particulars of such voters.

The Electoral and Boundaries Commission has further advised blind and other physically incapacitated voters that they can also choose to be assisted by a companion at the polling station. Companions, who must be 18 years or older, can assist no more than two persons in any one constituency.

Presiding officers must record the particulars of the companions. (BGIS)

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