Disabled people demand special treatment during elections

Persons living with disabilities are demanding preferential treatment during district and national level elections.

They have described their treatment at polling stations as disheartening as they are made to join long queues despite their difficulties.

A number of them who spoke to Starr News ahead of the impending District Assembly elections said people are often insensitive to their plight.

“When you are in the queue, instead of them to give you the priority to vote early and leave the place, they will not allow you.

“You get to a polling center and you realise that where they have mounted the table and ballot boxes are not accessible for persons living with disability.

“We expect them to do the right thing by giving us the chance on a normal platform that we will all get access to the electoral process,” they noted.