By Darlene Cay, VERA Files
The Commission on Elections has assigned four SM malls nationwide as pilot accessible polling places for PWDs and senior citizens.
Calling this exercise as an “experiment,” Commissioner Grace Padaca says the APPs for Monday will set the tone for efforts to prepare for the full implementation of the poll accessibility law, Republic Act 10366, in the 2016 elections.
Under Comelec Resolution 9797, the poll body approved the creation of APPs in four SM malls. The polling places will be at the ground floor and voting time will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For PWDs and senior citizens to vote in the APPs, the law requires PWDs to give their consent to be transferred from their regular precincts. Of the 229 voters who agreed to vote in the APPs, only four PWDs will be voting in SM Cebu, threeRead More »from Only 10 PWDs to vote in special polling places