Accessible voting precincts for PWDs a good start, but more inclusive coverage still needed

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MANILA, Philippines — Historically, the persons with disability sector has always found itself in a tough spot come election season. Many are forced to labor up the stairs of multi-level barangay facilities and schools just to exercise their right to vote. The mobility problem for vulnerable sectors — including senior citizens and pregnant women — is well-documented in the Philippines. But when the polls come around, this results in PWDs giving up on voting altogether. For the Commission on Elections’ Vulnerable Sectors Office, the answer might just be to bring the voting places to them. It’s …

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