Andreas Zehetner is a member of the steering group of the European Platform of Self-Advocates. He is a self-advocate with our Austrian member Lebenshilfe. Andreas has been advocating for accessibility in different areas of life for a long time.
Every adult should be allowed to vote without discrimination. People with disabilities can only use this right if voting procedures becomes accessible. And recent developments in different EU countries are encouraging: Progress is happening.
The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that stripping people under full guardianship (as well as criminal offenders) from their voting rights is unconstitutional. The resolution of January 29, 2019 was published today.
People with intellectual disabilities are eager and ready to vote. Why do the European elections matter to them and what makes electoral participation possible for them? Join us for a discussion at the European Parliament.