Wahlrecht für alle / voting rights for everyone

German version here 

English translation

Voting rights for everyone

Decision of the Party Committee of 3 July 2016

1. The party DIE LINKE is committed to the equal and effective participation of all people in political and social life, whether directly or through freely elected representatives. This also includes the right and the ability to vote and to be elected.

2. To make this possible, DIE LINKE is launching a parliamentary initiative on a national basis, and where possible also regionally. This initiative aims to extend the right to vote to all people with disabilities who are currently not able to vote, and to remove all regulations preventing them from voting. This should take effect at the latest by the German national election in 2017.

3. DIE LINKE will use its presence in local governments to ensure that electoral procedures, facilities and materials are suitable, accessible and easy to understand and use. Polling stations and information about elections should be examined so that they are accessible to everyone.

4. DIE LINKE encourages and supports people with disabilities to take part in elections, to be able to hold office and to perform public functions at all levels of government activity. This includes the use of supporting and new technologies.

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