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Public Get Say on Improving Accessibility at Elections



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Tuesday 20 November 2012
Electoral Commission
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

Public Get Say on Improving Accessibility at Elections

The Electoral Commission is seeking input from the public on how services for disabled people might be improved for parliamentary elections.

“This is a chance to have your say in the services that the Electoral Commission can provide to improve access for voters with disabilities,” says the Electoral Commission’s Robert Peden.

All New Zealanders have the right to have their voices heard, and the Electoral Commission wants to make it as easy as possible for people, whatever their circumstances, to have their say in parliamentary elections.

The consultation will help inform development of a long term strategy and to identify any new initiatives that may be introduced at the 2014 general election.

“It’s easy to have your say,” says Mr Peden. “You can comment on the initiatives we have raised or any other things about accessibility you would like to comment on. You can make your submission by post, online, email, fax, telephone or New Zealand Sign Language.”

“All the information you need is on our website at www.elections.org.nz or call the Commission on 04 495 0030 to have a copy of the consultation paper sent to you.”

Any member of the public, either individually or representing a group or organisation, is invited to make a submission to the Commission.

Submissions should be received at the Commission by Friday 14 December.

ENDS

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