LDAS has released a survey for people with learning disabilities to complete to help make the voting process in Scotland more accessible to them.

The survey comes in response to the decision by the Scottish Government to extend the deadline for the closing date of their electoral reform consultation to 29 March and to include more information about what people with learning disabilities want to see change to make voting more accessible for them.

The survey asks a few simple questions about voting and is designed to get an idea of the types of initiatives the Scottish Government should be adopting as it looks at reforms to the current electoral process for elections in Scotland.

The survey is an initiative for people with learning disabilities to help give a more accurate picture of what would make voting more accessible and more inclusive.

Accessible voting and electoral reform will be a part of the focus of the LDAS Big Meeting on Tuesday 27 March.

To share your views with the government team or to find out more about what changes could be made to help people with learning disabilities to cast their votes and be more involved in the electoral process, please come along to out Big Meeting event.

For more details click here or go to our events section.

To download a copy of the easy read survey click here or on the survey picture above. You can return your survey answers to: office@ldascotland.org or bring them to the Big Meeting.

Click here to see the easy read version of the consultation or go to our Accessible Politics Hub.

 

 

 

Update

The electoral reform team joined the LDAS Big Meeting in March to hear from our members about making voting more accessible.

From our short survey the idea of electronic voting was not well supported among members. However, at the Big Meeting the government team brought along images of the types of machines that could be used and pledged to meet with LDAS to give people the chance to use the machines themselves.

The result was a much more open response to electronic voting from those who attended the meeting.