Access to elections: Call for Evidence

Deadline 14th November

On Tuesday 5 September, the Minister for the Constitution launched a Call for Evidence, asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself.

Responses to the Call for Evidence will:

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

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

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