Over 80 million persons with disabilities routinely face easy-to-solve problems in voting including lack of accessible polling station, complicated instructions, unreadable voting ballots and deprivation of the legal right to vote. The European Disability Forum, of which COFACE Families Europe is an associate member, called governments and electoral commissions of the EU Member States to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to have their private vote by launching the “European elections for all” petition.
Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum stated “Voting, and standing for elections, are two of the most important rights we have. This ongoing discrimination has to end.”
Find out more on for accessible election campaigns by reading the EDF guidelines: http://www.edf-feph.org/how-make-your-political-campaign-accessible