"State Parties shall take all appropriate policy, legislative and other measures to ensure this right (to participate in political and public life), on the basis of equality, including through: a) Undertaking or facilitating systematic and comprehensive civic education to encourage full participation of persons with disabilities in democracy and development processes, including by ensuring civic and voter education materials are availed in accessible formats. "
DocumentAU: Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa, art. 21.2.a
- Voter education campaigns should be designed with the aim of reaching all eligible voters.
- Measures should be taken to ensure that persons with disabilities have adequate access to civil and voter education.
- Voter education should be accessible to all voters, including those with special needs.
- Voter education campaigns should be responsive to the needs to the electorate.