Nov 042009
 
 November 4, 2009  Govt, Laws, Non-U.S.

A new directive from the Interior and Social Ministry that visually impaired voters must have a council representative present with them in the voting booth has raised the ire of human rights groups.

Moreover, the new requirement is in violation of both the constitution and the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Dishttp://www.pogowasright.org/wp-admin/post-new.phpabilities, reports public broadcaster DR.

The rule states that ‘the visually impaired person may themselves choose to have a helper with them in the voting booth, so long as there is also a council representative assisting’.

Read more on the Copenhagen Post.

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