Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Elections Lack Access for People with Disabilities

By now, it is common knowledge that the August 9th round of elections in Haiti was rife with voter suppression. Probably lesser-known is the difficulty faced by voters with disabilities on that day. An observer team of 30 Haitians with disabilities went to 15 polling stations to see how accessible they were for voters with disabilities. They knew that the voting centers were probably not accessible but were surprised to see the extent of the problem themselves. This observer team will be releasing a report, along with recommendations for the Electoral Council to work on this problem. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. First Pilot Observation on Election Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Held in Haiti Virginia Atkinson,¬†International Foundation for Electoral Systems September 2, 2015 During the legislative elections held on August 9, 2015, […]

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