"In the light of these considerations, the Assembly calls on Council of Europe member and observer States, and States whose parliaments enjoy observer or partner for democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly to: (...) 7.4. with regard to accessibility of polling stations, information and procedures, including electoral campaigns: (...) 7.4.2. ensure the provision of information about electoral processes, voting procedures and political programmes in accessible formats, including in easy-to-read and easy-to-understand versions, with sign interpretation when required, subtitles for videos and Braille versions; 7.4.3. provide ballot papers in accessible formats and tactile voting devices for blind people in at least one polling station in every election district."
DocumentCoE (Parliamentary Assembly): Resolution 2155(2017) on Political Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Democratic Issue, para. 7.4.2-3
- Voting procedures, facilities, and materials should be appropriate, accessible, and easy to use for persons with disabilities.
- States should take steps to ensure access to information for persons with disabilities without additional cost.
- Everyone has the right of equal access to any place or service intended for public use.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including persons with disabilities.
- Accommodations for voters with special needs should protect the right to vote secretly.