Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including the elderly.
- State Parties shall take measures to ensure that older persons have access to infrastructure, including buildings, public transport and are according seating priority.
- State Parties shall: (…) 3. ensure that older persons with disabilities have access to assistive devices and specialized care, which respond to their needs in their communities.
- There should be clear procedures for the provision of necessary assistance to disabled, illiterate and elderly voters that protect, as far as possible, their right to vote secretly.
- Polling stations should be situated in venues that are accessible to all voters, especially the elderly and the people with disabilities.
- Voters with special needs, including the disabled, the elderly, students, conscripts, workers (including migrant workers out of the country), foreign service personnel and prisoners who have retained voting rights, should be accommodated.
- If a voter is unable to sign [the Voters' Register] because of a physical disability or the inability to write, then there will likely be a provision for them to be assisted in voting, either by a voter of their choice or a member of the Commission.