UK Government launches consultation on access to elections for voters with disabilities

Europe, Misc., News, September 6 2017

The UK Government has launched a call for evidence asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself.

wheelchair userResponses to the Call for Evidence will:

  • enhance the government’s understanding of the experiences of people with disabilities in registering to vote and casting their vote
  • help identify if current mechanisms to support people with disabilities to participate in the democratic process are sufficient; and
  • identify examples of good practice provided by Electoral Service Teams to people with disabilities at elections.

In partnership with the members of the Cabinet Office Accessibility Working Group, which includes Mencap, Mind, RNIB, Scope, the NHS, the Association of Electoral Administrators, and the Electoral Commission, the Government will review the evidence it receives and produce a report of key findings and recommendations.

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