Ensure People with Disabilities Can Vote in Lebanon Elections
Human Rights Watch wrote to the Interior Ministry on April 12 asking about the measures the ministry was taking to ensure people with disabilities could exercise their right to vote.
While Lebanon’s electoral law requires the Interior Ministry to take measures to ensure that people with disabilities can vote, in Lebanon’s previous elections it is estimated that only a few thousand voted, and many reported serious obstacles to voting.
Polling stations are often located in school buildings, many of which lack suitable access for people with disabilities. Polling stations are also regularly located on higher floors, creating obstacles for people who cannot climb stairs.