Government Response to the call for evidence on access to elections. In 2017, the Minister for the Constitution launched a Call for Evidence, asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote in an election and taking part in a vote.
We bring you the response, courtesy of Disability Rights UK.
256 responses were received. The responses were in the main from:
- those electors with learning disabilities;
- those affected by mental illness;
- wheelchair users; and
- those affected by sight loss.
Those electors declaring a learning disability formed the majority of the respondents; 106, followed by those declaring a mental illness.
The Government has now responded to the consultation.
To read a list of Actions to be taken forward, click this link: https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2017/october/government-response-call-evidence-access-elections
You can read more and find further documents regarding the consultation here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/access-to-elections-call-for-evidence