DOJF workshops on electoral rights | Daily News

DOJF workshops on electoral rights

The Disability Organisations Joint Front (DOJF) have been conducting a series of workshops throughout the island to enlighten persons with disabilities of their electoral rights with special focus being given to accessibility issues faced by marginalized groups including physical accessibility to polling stations, the ability to cast a vote, access to electoral information as well as the targeting of electoral information/voter education to meet the needs of marginalized communities.

According to the recent census report, 1.8 million people in Sri Lanka are living with disabilities and of this 1.2 million persons are eligible to vote. In addition to enlightening the persons with disabilities of their electoral rights the DOJF and its sub-cluster members plan to address the above issues by identifying the major electoral issues that affect persons with disabilities and other marginalized communities in relation to the electoral process.


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