All New Zealanders have the right to have their voices heard, and the Electoral Commission has worked closely with the disability sector over the past few years to make it easier for people with disabilities to enrol and vote in general elections.
The Commission is currently working to develop a Long Term Disability Engagement Strategy and a Disability Action Plan for the 2014 General Election to improve access for disabled people.
In past elections, resources developed specifically for New Zealanders with a disability have included:
- information in accessible formats including Braille, large-print, audio format and screenreader files
- information and consultation opportunities in New Zealand Sign Language
- DVD resource kits and facilitation guides for voters with an intellectual disability
- Plain English resources including posters, booklets and DVDs
Find resources from the 2011 General Election here.
- Access_2011-Disability_Action_Plan.pdf (PDF 121.6 KB)