Election Commission of India to Hold a National Consultation on Accessible Elections (Download PDF)

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Election Commission of India (ECI) organized 2-day “National Consultation on Accessible Elections, ” from 3rd July, 2018 in New Delhi. Dedicated portal for ECI’s ‘Systematic Voters Education & Electoral Participation’ (SVEEP) initiative was also launched.

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Significance of Accessible Elections

  • Event is part of ECI’s larger mission to ‘leave no voter behind, ’ w/special focus on ‘Persons w/Disabilities’ (PwD).
  • Theme of event is ‘Inclusion of PwD’s’. It is given special focus in ECI’s Strategic Plan 2016 - 2025.
  • “Accessible Elections” is adopted as ECI’s central theme for this year’s National Voters’ Day celebrations.

Objective of Accessible Elections

  • Event aims to identify barriers or gaps in inclusion of PwD’s in electoral process, in order to assess existing accessibility initiatives & find solutions for challenges being faced by them.

  • Main objective is to enhance participation of Persons w/Disabilities in upcoming state & Lok Sabha elections.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 9, 2018

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