The Ministry of labor and social protection of population of RK and the Central election commission of RK signed an agreement on cooperation on the implementation and protection of electoral rights of citizens with disabilities. The document was signed by the heads of departments Berdibek Saparbayev and Berik Imashev on Monday, April 22.
In his speech, B. Saparbayev stressed that one of the main tasks of the Ministry in the upcoming early elections of the President is to ensure the implementation of rights of persons with disabilities. There are 680,000 disabled people in Kazakhstan, of whom about 500,000 have the right to vote.
"During the preparation and conduct of the elections, it is necessary to take into account the best international experience and consider the peculiarities of the electoral commission’s activity in relation to all categories of persons with disabilities," the Minister stressed.
Special attention will be paid to the physical accessibility of polling stations in preparation to the elections.
Currently, the Ministry of labor implemented the Internet portal "Accessible environment" that is operating. Local executive bodies enter information there on adapted facilities for persons with disabilities. Together with the CEC, the work on introduction of polling stations to the portal is carried out. For today, 6.5 thousand polling stations have already been introduced.
In general, more than 31 thousand facilities of transport and social infrastructure are available on the portal, including: health care, education, culture and sports, etc. The portal works in online mode, information both separately by regions and throughout Kazakhstan can be viewed by anyone.