Electoral Commission statement on accessibility of elections

By agency reporter
September 3, 2018

The Cabinet Office has published recommendations to help in making  elections more accessible for voters with a disability, following a call for evidence.

In response to the recommendations, Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said: "Everyone, no matter their circumstances, should be able to participate in elections and cast their vote with confidence. We welcome the UK Government’s recommendations on making the electoral system more accessible, and are keen to see improvements put in place as soon as possible.

"We will continue to work across the UK with governments, disability organisations and those who run elections to ensure there are no barriers to voting. This includes strengthening the support we give to electoral administrators so that they can help voters with a disability to register and to vote."

* Read  the report Elections for Everyone: Experiences of people with disabilities at the 8 June 2017 Parliamentary general election here

* Electoral Commission https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/


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