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Access to elections: Call for Evidence

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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

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