ELECTORAL PROCESSES MUST BE INCLUSIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – ZESN

27 July 2018 – Harare – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) notes with concern the dismissal of an application seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to print braille ballot papers for visually impaired voters by the High Court of Zimbabwe. The Constitution of Zimbabwe upholds the rights of persons with disabilities including in electoral processes. Section 155 of the Constitution also compels the state to facilitate voting by persons with disability or special needs. Although ZEC has stated that special attention will be granted to person with disabilities (PWDs) on Election Day…more

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