Disability access poor for Saskatchewan voters with disabilities

Americas, August 5 2011

Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatchewan’s chief electoral officer says the province is not doing enough to make voting more accessible for people with disabilities.

David Wilkie said only a few of the 120 recommendations tabled in the legislature in 2009 will be in place by the time voters head to the polls this November.

Wilkie said Elections Saskatchewan is trying to find accessible locations following a human rights complaint, but he admits that could be tough in rural areas.

He also wants to see voting equipment for people who are visually or physically disabilities and can’t mark ballots on their own.

Saskatchewan’s next general election takes place November 7, 2011.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca

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