In 2019, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka (EC), with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), produced a series of voter education videos in Sri Lankan Sign Language to encourage persons with disabilities to register to vote. This video also includes instructions to assist voters with disabilities in completing the supplementary data collection form on accessibility requirements. An English transcript of the video is available below.
Narrator: Supplementary Data Collection Form on Accessibility Requirements for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons during Elections
Have you received your annual voter enumeration form from your Grama Niladhari?
If you still haven’t received this form, please inquire from your Grama Niladhari or from the District Returning office. Duly fill the form without delay!
Did you notice that there is a supplementary form attached? Did you see that there are two sides to this supplementary form?
This form has been introduced by the Election Commission to identify your requirements during an election.
Please read the form carefully, or get an interpreter to explain it to you, and complete the form.
Select the accessibility requirements of persons with disabilities or older persons in your household and mark with an ( X ) in the relevant box.
You can select more than one requirement. Deaf persons can select interpreter assistance and pictorial description with an ( X ).
Hand over the completed form along with the main enumeration form to the Grama Niladhari of your division on or before the date specified by the Grama Niladhari. Hurry, the return date is approaching fast!
Remember, universal franchise is a citizen’s right, and registering yourself in the electoral register and exercising your franchise is your responsibility.
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