Your experiences of voting needed!

The Government are asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself. The following is from the Gov.UK website with details of how to respond.

"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; and
• 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).
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"

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Reply to Natalie - Moderator by Natalie - Moderator

More information and the Call for Evidence accessible documents can be found on the following Government webpage:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/access-to-elections-call-for...

RNIB Connect Radio's Basil Oxtoby attended a recent event at Westminster hosted by the Government to discuss the issues around accessible voting with a variety of organisations, including RNIB . To listen click here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6361587-accessible-voting?t=0

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