Elections 2019: EC To Offer Free Transport To Polling Booths For Disabled Voters In Chandigarh

Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Chandigarh sends one member of parliament to the Lok Sabha. The Union Territory will go to vote in the last phase of voting on May 19. The voters can cast votes from 7 am to 6 pm.

There are a total of 497 polling booths in the city. The total electors of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency are 6,19,249 and the Service Electors are 355. 597. The Election Commission has set up a District Call centre with 1950 toll free number. Any resident can make a call and get the updated information regarding their votes and on election. The residents can also register their complaint on 1950 in any time.

The Election Commission has directed to provide free transport facility to persons with disabilities (PWD) to the polling booths among other Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF). Assigned by the DEOs at each polling station at the time of poll, these basic minimum facilities are:

  • Provision For Transport Facility

Persons with visual and locomotive disabilities and infirmed voters with impaired movement will be provided with vehicles to ferry them to polling booths, and back to their residence. In order to book a ride, contact the EC’s office on their toll free number 1950 or the designated officer Mr Sandeep on 8437870707. The voter will have to send his/her voter ID card on this WhatsApp number to confirm the citizenship details.

  • Queue Management

Separate queues: one for male voters and one for ladies voters are assigned at the polling stations. Preference will be given to PWD electors. Instead of standing in queues, they will be given priority to cast their vote.

  • Provision For Ramp

A ramp is provided at the polling station to facilitate the PWD (Persons with Disabilities) voters, as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the polling stations where permanent ramps have not been provided, temporary ones have been set up.

  • Provision For Drinking Water And Toilets

There is a proper arrangement for drinking water facilities at the polling stations. Besides, separate toilets for men and women voters shall be provided. One employee shall be deployed to keep them clean throughout the day.

Guide To Election 2019

You can only vote if your name appears in the Voter List (also known as electoral roll). Verify your name on the list by either:

  • Logging on to electoralsearch.in
  • Calling the Voter Helpline 1950 (add your STD code before dialing).
  • SMS <ECI> space <EPIC No> to 1950 (EPIC stands for Electors Photo Identity Card also commonly known as Voter ID card). Example – If your EPIC is 12345678 then sms ECI 12345678 to 1950.
  • Download Voter Helpline App.

Candidate Names

Voters can visit Candidate Affidavit Portal or download the Voter Helpline App to see the list of candidates. Please note this data is updated as affidavits are filed by candidates.

Where To Vote

  • Voters can go to electoralsearch.in or use Voter Helpline App to find their polling booth.
  • Voters can call the Voter Helpline, the number is 1950 (add your STD code before dialing).
  • For Polling station location SMS <ECIPS> space <EPIC No> to 1950.