Election Administration Committee introduces the board for better communication at polling places

The guidance board currently installed in the polling place in order to take communication with persons who are hearing loss. It lists questions (left) and the answers (left).
 (photo: http://www.chunichi.co.jp/)

August 6, 2014

The Nagano gubernatorial election is scheduled on August 10, for which the Prefectural Election Administration Committee has introduced the guidance board in the polling place of every place for the first time in the prefecture in order to reply to the question from the elderly people and Deaf/deaf persons when voting.

The A-sized plastic guidance board has both sides: the eight assumed questions, such as "I don't know how to vote", "I made a mistake in checking", etc. is written with the illustration, and the answer to each question is printed on the back of the board. The concerned persons can point with a finger on the board.

The Election Administration Committee made to reference the example which the guidance board put in practical use in Tokyo an Yokohama, by cooperation of the Nagano Prefectural Association of the Deaf.

With written communication used until now, time was taken, or those who didn't write well, which called for some measure from the persons in charge of the polling place.

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1 comment:

Lauren Clason said...

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Thank you!