Consultation outcome

Access to elections: Call for Evidence

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Access to elections call for evidence: government response

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Detail of outcome

We received 256 responses to this call for evidence including from individuals, organisations, charities, NHS Foundation Trusts, sector representative bodies and local authority election teams.

The evidence provided has been analysed in partnership with the government-chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group to produce a response report of key findings and recommended actions to improve the accessibility of elections.

Original consultation

Summary

A Call for Evidence asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself.

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Consultation description

Call to Evidence British Sign Language - 1

On Tuesday 5 September, the Minister for the Constitution launched a Call for Evidence, asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself.

Responses to the Call for Evidence will:

  • enhance the government’s understanding of the experiences of disabled people in registering to vote and casting their vote
  • help identify if current mechanisms to support disabled people to participate in the democratic process are sufficient
  • identify examples of good practice provided by Electoral Service Teams to disabled people at elections

In partnership with the members of the Cabinet Office Accessibility Working Group, which includes the Royal Mencap Society, Mind, RNIB, Scope, United Response, NHS, the Association of Electoral Administrators, the Electoral Commission and Scottish Assessors Association, the government will review the evidence it receives and produce a report of key findings and recommendations.

You can download the Call for Evidence in an accessible word document (thank you to RNIB for advice on this document) and Easy Read format (thank you to Mencap for advice on this document).

Call to Evidence British Sign Language - 2

How to respond to the Call for Evidence

Please respond before 17:00 on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

You should respond to this Call for Evidence by email elections@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

We will accept submissions in hard copy. If you need to submit a hard copy, please send to:

Electoral Administration Team
Cabinet Office
4th floor, Orange Zone
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ.

For enquiries or Call for Evidence in any other formats please email elections@cabinetoffice.gov.uk or call 0207 276 1379.

How to respond to the Call for Evidence in BSL

Upload a video from your personal YouTube account and send the link to elections@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Send a DVD of you signing your response to:

Electoral Administration Team
Cabinet Office
4th floor, Orange Zone
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ.

Email a video file in MP4 to elections@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Handling of information and publication of responses

We will not publish any responses to this Call for Evidence. The information you send may be passed to colleagues within Cabinet Office or other government departments.

Documents

Easy read: Call for Evidence - access to elections (thank you to Mencap for advice on this document)

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Easy read: Call for Evidence - access to elections (thank you to Mencap for advice on this document)

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If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Published 5 September 2017
Last updated 30 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the response to the call for evidence.
  2. How to respond to the Call for Evidence in BSL
  3. Call to Evidence video in British Sign Language
  4. Updated accessible documents
  5. First published.