Maharashtra Assembly elections: EC sets up creches at polling booths for first time

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In a bid to make the polling process convenient for women voters, temporary creches were set up for the first time in some assembly segments of Maharashtra.

The initiative was taken after the Election Commission observed how voters traveled to the polling stations and how much average time they spent at the booths.

Since rules prohibit taking children inside the voting room, the commission came up with the concept of setting up temporary creches, having a dedicated Anganwadi worker and equipped with some toys for kids to play. (AIR NEWS)

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