September 29, 2016

Lindeners with disability, elderly refuse to be left behind

Voters with walking and vision disabilities in yesterday’s Local Government Elections (LGEs) in Linden refused to be left

Lennox Gulliver who is visually impaired turned up to cast his vote with the assistance of his wife

Lennox Gulliver who is visually impaired turned up to cast his vote with the assistance of his wife

behind, as a number of them were assisted to various polling places in the community. Also joining in the process were the elderly.
Lennox Gulliver was one such voter who was assisted by his wife Elizabeth to the polling place at the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School at Wismar. Guyana Times also came across others, for example, a woman with a walking stick at Blueberry Hill, Wismar, assisted by her grandson in getting to her polling place.
She related that she is visually impaired, but that does not prevent her from participating in the democratic process. A number of persons also assisted by allowing their vehicles to be used for transporting the elderly to reach their polling places.
On the Mackenzie shore, an elderly man from Retrieve was seen being assisted by his wife who opted to vote first, then return to take him to the polling station at Mackenzie High School.
“We’re not making any jokes about voting so I went out first and then I came back for him”, she indicated.Voters with walking and vision disabilities in yesterday’s Local Government Elections (LGEs) in Linden refused to be left behind, as a number of them were assisted to various polling places in the community. Also joining in the process were the elderly.
Lennox Gulliver was one such voter who was assisted by his wife Elizabeth to the polling place at the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School at Wismar. Guyana Times also came across others, for example, a woman with a walking stick at Blueberry Hill, Wismar, assisted by her grandson in getting to her polling place.
She related that she is visually impaired, but that does not prevent her from participating in the democratic process. A number of persons also assisted by allowing their vehicles to be used for transporting the elderly to reach their polling places.
On the Mackenzie shore, an elderly man from Retrieve was seen being assisted by his wife who opted to vote first, then return to take him to the polling station at Mackenzie High School.
“We’re not making any jokes about voting so I went out first and then I came back for him”, she indicated.

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