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Votes for All: Ensuring the ‘right to vote’ for disabled citizens

Thought you’d like to see something I’ve done at another site.

WebRoots Democracy

By Victoria Richards.

A polling station for the police and crime commissioner election in Bethersden, KentThere is a belief, at least in democratic societies, that every individual has a right, and the responsibility, to vote and participate within the civic/political arena.  We base our political assumption on the idea that everyone has the right to have their voice heard and that everybody has something to contribute to society.  Implicit within this is the assumption that everyone has a unique perspective to offer.

Many generations of Brits have fought to open up the political arena to an ever growing group of individuals. From the Chartists to the Suffragists, many groups have fought for the right to vote and have their voices heard. But, does everyone have equal access to the voting process?  I am going to argue that the voting process is inaccessible to many individuals with disabilities. I am then going to argue that web voting could be one of the tools…

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