"States should foster citizen participation in the electoral process by] safeguarding the right to vote of vulnerable groups (people with disabilities, people who are illiterate, etc.) by adapting polling stations and voting material to their needs. "
DocumentCoE (Parliamentary Assembly): Resolution 1897 (2012): Ensuring Greater Democracy in Elections, para. 8.1.12
- Voting procedures, facilities, and materials should be appropriate, accessible, and easy to use for persons with disabilities.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including persons with disabilities.
- Voter education should be accessible to all voters, including those with special needs.
- Voter education should facilitate the participation of illiterate voters. To this end, specific methods, such as the use of photographs and symbols, should be adopted.
- Voter education campaigns should be responsive to the needs to the electorate.
- Registration must not be restricted among potential voters based on literacy.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including the illiterate.
- Accommodations for voters with special needs should protect the right to vote secretly.