Ombudsman: not all polling stations were adapted for the disabled

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The Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said during the presidential elections the opportunity to vote for people with disabilities was not provided to all precinct election commissions, reports TASS. According to the CEC, the elections for voters with disabilities was prepared by 54 thousand 113 plots.

“Unfortunately, not everywhere had opportunities for persons with disabilities exercise their right to vote,” said Tatiana Moskalkova at a press conference, TASS in the framework of the online marathon “election Night – 2018”. According to her, these elections helped the program “Mobile voter,” but to realize the right to vote for all citizens, including persons with disabilities, it would be possible with the help of technology.

The CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that in 2018 the elections for voters with disabilities was prepared by 54 thousand 113 plots. In 2012, their number amounted to 14 thousand 447. Pamfilova noted that this figure is far from perfect, but, in her opinion, there is still “progress”.

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