The Election Commission, keen to make polls more accessible for the differently-abled, has ordered the Karnataka State Chief Electoral Officers to arrange pick and drop facility for all such voters on polling day. Government vehicles will be used for this purpose for the by-elections scheduled for November 3 in Karnataka.
The facility can be utilized by accessing the “Chunavana Mobile Application” (on play store) and booking a slot at the ‘pickup service facility’. The applicants have to enter their EPIC number, mobile no. and address following which they will get a confirmation call.
District administrations will arrange the specially allocated election duty vehicle and volunteer. Wheelchairs will be arranged at respective polling stations. They can also be booked through the app and the CEO Karnataka website and also through the Karnataka Election Information System.
By-polls are being held to three Lok Sabha constituencies — Bellary, Shivvamogga and Mandya and two Assembly constituencies — Jamkhandi and Ramanagara.