People with disabilities protest ill-equipped polling stations ahead of the May 6 parliamentary elections, April 19, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk issued a press release Monday detailing plans for making polling stations on Election Day accessible to visually impaired voters and those with disabilities, following complaints from activists that the stations were not sufficiently equipped.Blind voters will also be allowed a helper who will read out ballot cards to them in specialized areas of polling stations, though it was unclear from the statement whether or not designated assistants would be present at voting stations or if the voters would need to bring a helper with them.
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