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Media Release – 19 August 2013

New Voting Information Pack for people with disabilities

 

"All Australian citizens have the right to vote, but people with disabilities don’t always feel confident in exercising that right,” said Christina Ryan, General Manager at Advocacy for Inclusion.

A new Voting Information Pack released today will assist people with disabilities, in plain English, to understand voting, identify their key issues, assess candidate and party positions, and go and vote.

The pack has been developed following consultation with our self-advocacy network and answers many of the questions that they have raised about their right to vote.

Some people have taken their name off the electoral roll because they don’t understand voting. Others have never bothered to get enrolled because they find it too confusing.

“We hope this new Voting Pack will change that and assist many voters with disabilities to get out there and participate,” Ms Ryan said.

Advocacy for Inclusion will distribute the Voting Information Pack to our Self-advocacy Network, and follow up with a special meeting to answer questions and explain the Pack in more detail.

The Voting Information Pack is now available on the Advocacy for Inclusion website at www.advoacyforinclusion.org

 

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Christina Ryan

 

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