"Alternative ways of voting should only be used in cases where it is not possible, or it is extremely difficult, for persons with disabilities to vote in polling stations, like everyone else. General reliance on voting assistance and alternative voting as a way to ensure the political participation of persons with disabilities would not be consistent with the general obligations undertaken by States parties under articles 4 and 29 of the Convention. "
DocumentUN (OHCHR): Thematic Study by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Participation in Political and Public Life by Persons with Disabilities, para. 74
- Voting procedures, facilities, and materials should be appropriate, accessible, and easy to use for persons with disabilities.
- Polling sites must be accessible.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including persons with disabilities.
- 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.