Organisation : The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Andhra Pradesh
Announcement : Electors / Voters with disabilities
Applicable For : Andhra Pradesh Electors & Voters
Applicable State/UT : Andhra Pradesh
Website : https://ceoandhra.nic.in/
Functions Of Electors\Voters With Disabilities
Electors\Voters With Disabilities, Reduced Mobility & Reduced Functions
** Electors\Voters having one among the 21 disabilities as mentioned by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 are termed as voters with disabilities.
** In addition,if a person who has reduced mobility and/or motor function and/or physical coordination due to age, temporary ailment, pregnancy and other disease, and needs to be facilitated to get registered and to vote are termed as electors / voters with reduced mobility and physical functions.
Related / Similar Facilities : Opportunities For Youth To Become Part Of Voters List
Registration Of Electors\Voters With Disabilities
Registration of a voter with disability / reduced mobility/functions
** Every Indian citizen with disability or reduced mobility / functions who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. first day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified of crime or unsound mind as declared by a competent court,is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of the constituency of which he/she is a resident.
Process & Facilitation For Persons With Disabilities
Process & facilitation for persons with disabilities to get registered in electoral roll :
** An eligible person with disability or reduced mobility / physical functions can get enrolled in electoral roll by filling Form 6 inclusive of information about one’s disability online at www.nvsp.in and uploading the necessary documents.
** One can also enrol at voter enrolment centres or the offices of Electoral Registration Officers / Assistant Electoral Registration Officers, which will be accessible for persons with disabilities and reduced mobility / physical functions, by filling Form 6 in two copies which are available free of cost at such centres / offices and annexing copies of the relevant documents. In case of any assistance / facilitation of communication required in filling the form, the same would be provided at both offices.
** The forms can also be sent by post to Electoral Registration Officer / Assistant Electoral Registration Officer.
** Copies of Form 6 will also be available with Booth Level Officers who can come to the residence of a person with disability and register him/her on request for the same.
** Apart from the above, civil society organisations can post a request to ERO/AERO to conduct accessible registration camps for persons with disabilities associated with them in their campus.
Documents to be enclosed with Form 6.
** One recent passport size coloured photograph, duly affixed in the box given for the purpose in Form 6 and photo-copies of documentary proof of age if between 18 and 21 years of age and proof of residence are required to be enclosed with Form 6.
** The list of documentary proof of age and residence which can be enclosed with Form 6 can be referred in the guidelines enclosed with Form 6.
Facilities Of Electors\Voters With Disabilities
Other Facilitation Available For Voters With Disabilities During Elections :
** Free transport facility will also be made available to all persons with disabilities inlocal public transport system.
** Dedicated parking system for vehicles of voters with disabilities.
** Priority entry is provided to voters with disabilities and those with reduced mobility / physical functions, without having to wait in queue at polling booths.
** Voters with disabilities can bring their companion to assist them till voting compartment, if they wish to. In case of assistance by the companion is required in voting as well, form 49A should be filled by the companion. The companion can vote immediately after the person with disability votes. Alternatively, a voter with disability may take the assistance of booth volunteer / presiding officer as well, if he or she desires so.
21 disabilities enlisted in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 :
Blindness, low vision, Deaf, hard of hearing, physical disabilities, mental illness (psycho social disabilities), leprosy cured, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, acid attack victims, speech and language disability, specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, chronic neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, blood disorders including haemophilia, thalassemia, and sickle cell anaemia, and multiple disabilities.