In Istanbul, in the second round of the presidential elections, for the first time, a voting system for blind or visually impaired people is being introduced. On May 28, Izvestia correspondent Viktor Sineok told more about how the voting procedure takes place.
The footage shows a polling station in Istanbul. In order for the visually impaired to express their civic position, they are invited to put a stamp on the side of the ballot where their favorite is depicted.
“The ballot is inserted into such a cardboard box, and the person is told whether his candidate is on the right or on the left so that he can vote,” the correspondent adds. Obstacle voices: Erdogan and Kılıçdaroğlu reach the second round of elections Why do experts bet on the incumbent leader of Turkey on May 28? In past elections, the blind had to vote with the help of one of their relatives or with the help of an accompanying person. That is, as such, the principle of “secrecy of the vote” was violated. Now the visually impaired can vote alone.
A total of 814,120 voting templates for visually impaired people have been created for the elections.
Earlier that day, voting started in the second round of presidential elections in Turkey. The current head of state, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the single opposition candidate, Kemal Kılıçdaroglu, are participating in the voting. Local media note that many citizens came to the polling stations even before they opened.
The first round of presidential elections in Turkey took place on 14 May. However, none of the candidates won the required 50% of the votes. After processing 100% of the ballots, the incumbent president won 49.51% of the votes, and the single opposition candidate Kılıçdaroğlu – 44.88%. OSCE observers reported that they did not see obvious manipulations during the vote count.Share: