"In general: the State party is under an obligation to take measures to prevent similar violations in the future, including by: (…) (ii) Enacting laws that recognize, without any “capacity assessment”, the right to vote for all persons with disabilities, including those with more need of support, and that provide for adequate assistance and reasonable accommodation in order for persons with disabilities to be able to exercise their political rights."
DocumentUN (CRPD): Views of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under Article 5 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Tenth Session) Concerning Communication No. 4/2011, para. 10.b.ii
- The right to vote should not be restricted based on any perceived or actual disability and mental health status, including pursuant to an individualized assessment.
- Voters with special needs, including persons with disabilities and the elderly, can be assisted in voting by a trusted person of choice.
- Reasonable accommodations should be made to all existing infrastructure, materials, communication and services to enable the participation of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.