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Outstanding participation of people with disabilities in the elections

More than 67,000 went to the polls and 61 ran for office 


Outstanding participation of people with disabilities in the elections

May 10th, 2019

Few people know that in the past concurrent elections, to renew the mayors' offices, the Local Congress, the Federal Congress, the Presidency of the Republic and the Senate, in the Mexican state more than 67 thousand 880 people with some disability attended, including disabilities visuals The ballot boxes to vote, while other 61, were nominated for some position of election.

Mayra Elizabeth Miranda Marañon, of the Electoral Institute of the State of Mexico (IEEM), stressed that this participation of people with disabilities was achieved thanks to the fact that, as part of the electoral logistics, "inclusive" strategies were designed.

When dictating the conference "Citizen Participation of Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults in the State of Mexico", in the Faculty of Nursing of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex), the electoral official said that during the elections of 776 people with disabilities, officials of the Councils of Administration of Casilla taken care of in all the country.

He said that 31,782 voters who carried crutches or clubs went to the polls on the day of the election; 20 thousand 659 that used wheelchairs and 15 thousand 444 that showed visual disability, that is to say, that they had a visible disability, although the participation of those who presented some disability not visible as auditory, language, mental or intellectual was not counted.


Translator: Martín Caballero

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