Jaipur: In a first, all the polling booths across Rajasthan will be equipped with braille enabled Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), so visually impaired people can also vote in the Assembly election 2018. Further, the visually impaired voters would also be provided with a voter slip in Braille script for their reference, Times of India reported. Notably, there are around 72, 694 are visually impaired voters in the state. Also Read - Rajasthan: Woman in Labour Refused Admission in Govt Hospital, Baby Dies
“EVM machines with inbuilt braille script will be used for the first time in the election this time in Rajasthan. All the new M3 EVM machines are enabled with braille. Such machines will be in all the booths,” TOI quoted Rajasthan chief electoral Anand Kumar as saying. Also Read - Maharashtra Police Nabs 2 Container Trucks Carrying 300 Migrant Workers Back Home
The polling in the state for Assembly elections 2018 will take place on November 28, whereas the counting of votes will happen on December 11, alongside results of the other four states, namely, Mizoram, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. The BJP has been in power in the state and has 160 seats in the 200-member House. Also Read - Viral Video: Doctors in Rajasthan Sing 'Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein' to Show Hope in The Times of Coronavirus
Braille has raised dots, which could be used by visually impaired people to read with the help of their fingers. It is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print materials, Google notes.