Briefing: Access to elections: tackling disability

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
October 9, 2018
Hilary Kitchin LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • barriers
  • options for change
  • participation in elections
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Social media and digital technology, Technology and transformation, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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Evidence has been accumulating that many challenges and barriers are built into the electoral process for people experiencing disabilities. While some measures have been taken to address mobility and visual issues, those with learning difficulties or mental illness are facing particular obstacles that are not yet being addressed.

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