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News article11 December 2023Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

The European Commission publishes a guide on disability-inclusive electoral practices

The guide is part of a package of measures that aim to strengthen European citizenship rights.

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To mark the 30th anniversary of European citizenship, the European Commission has presented a package of measures aiming to strengthen EU citizenship rights across the Union. Individuals holding the nationality of an EU country enjoy a set of rights distinct from being a national of a specific Member State, including the right to actively participate in democratic processes. 

The guide of good electoral practices for citizens with disabilities, as announced in the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030, presents an overview of good electoral practices from different Member States aiming to further improve participation of citizens with disabilities in the electoral process. 

Additionally, the Commission has presented a compendium of e-voting practices that gathers e-voting and other Information and Communication Technology practices from across Member States, to further promote the exercise of electoral rights in the EU.

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