Section 36 subsection (3) states:
The presiding officer shall act in accordance with subsection (4) upon the request of
- (a) an elector who-
- (i) is incapacitated from voting -in the 'manner prescribed b; this Act, due to any physical cause other than blindness; and
- (ii) takes an oath in the form set out in Form 12 of the Second Schedule; or
- (b) a blind elector who takes an oath in the form set out in Form 13 of the Second Schedule.
Section 36, subsection (4) states:
The presiding officer shall, at the option of the elector
- (a) assist the elector by marking the elector's ballot paper-
- (i) in the manner directed by the elector; and
- (ii) in the presence of the poll 'clerk and the sworn agents of the candidates or of the sworn electors representing the candidates in the polling station, but no other person, and placing the ballot in the ballot box; or
- (b) permit the person described in subsection (5) to accompany the elector into the voting compartment and mark the elector's ballot for him.
Section 36, subsection (5) states:
The person referred to in subsection (4) is a friend of the elector, being a person who-
- (a) has not already acted pursuant to subsection (4)(b) in relation to any other elector in that election; and
- (b) takes an oath in the form set out in Form 14 of the Second Schedule
- (i) will keep secret the name of the candidate for whom he marks the ballot on behalf of the elector; and
- (ii) has not already acted pursuant to subsection (4)(b) in relation to any other elector in that election.
Section 36, subsection (6) states:
Whenever any elector has had his ballot paper marked as provided in subsection (4), the presiding officer shall enter in the poll book opposite the elector's name, in addition to any other requisite entry, the reason why such ballot paper was so marked.
Section 100 states:
Every election officer who--…
- (b) permits any person whom he knows or has reasonable cause to believe not to be a blind person or an incapacitated person to vote in the manner provided for blind persons or incapacitated persons, as the case may be; or
- (c) refuses to permit any person whom he knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be a blind person or an incapacitated person to vote in the manner provided for blind persons or incapacitated persons, as the case may be…shall be guilty of an offence against this section and, on conviction thereof before a Circuit Court, shall be liable to a fine not less than twenty thousand dollars nor more than eighty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for such term as the Court may impose, being not less than three years; and the Court may order that the person be disqualified from holding any post of election officer for a period not less than seven years from the date of conviction.
First Schedule, section 19D states:
Where a person who is, by reason of physical disability, unable to attend a registration centre to be enumerated, he may request the Chief Electoral Officer to send to the place where he resides an enumerator and scrutineers to have him enumerated and the Chief Electoral Officer shall comply with any such request.
First Schedule, section 27 states:
The registration officer shall-…
- (b) require the person being registered. unless he is unable to do so by reason of illiteracy or physical infirmity. to read the registration record card and sign the original and both copies after satisfying himself that the contents thereof are correct…
First Schedule, section 28 states:
Where a person who is being registered is unable to read, the registration officer shall read over to him and where practicable in the presence of scrutineers the contents of his registration record card.