Comelec has 4 polling places for PWDs, seniors
MANILA - The Commission on Elections has designated 4 pilot accessible polling places for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens in selected barangays in Manila, Batangas, Cebu and General Santos City for the upcoming barangay elections.
The pilot areas are located in SM Malls near the chosen barangays.
The Comelec said only PWDs and Senior Citizens registered in the barangays are eligible to choose to vote either in the special polling area or on the regular polling places.
Several consent forms were distributed to willing voters a few days before the elections.
Commissioner Grace Padaca, herself a PWD, said that they hope to increase the number of accessible polling places for the next elections, to cater to voters with special needs.
The pilot areas are:
1. Brgy 659 Manila, 5th District - SM City Manila
2. Brgy. Sabang, Lipa City, Batangas - SM City Lipa
3. Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City - SM City Cebu
4. Brgy. Lagao, General Santos City - SM City General Santos