Voting is a right for everyone in a general election but thousands of Malaysian with disabilities and also the elderly with mobility restrictions face many obstacles when they go out to vote. To help minimise this issue, Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, together with Persatuan Mobiliti and Faithworks (Wheels on Wheels) are organising a Lets Vote Campaign which will provide accessible transport for the elderly and persons with disabilities to cast their votes.
During the press conference that was held on 11th of April 2018 at SS2/44 Beautiful Gate Foundation, Pastor Sia Siew Chin, Executive Director of Beautiful Gate Foundation said that there will be at least 20 vans that will be available on election day to help those who are facing mobility restriction in the following areas: Petaling Jaya, Kepong, Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kampar, Setiawan, and Seremban.
Sia also said that they are urging the public to sign up as volunteers to come in and help with their own transport since one van could only accommodate 2-3 person per trip and is expected to have only 3 trips. She also encourages volunteers to help with the transport in the places that are not mentioned above.
If you think you are able to help, you could register yourself via email at firstname.lastname@example.org