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People With Disabilities To Get Vote in France

Expand A volunteer holds an election card in a polling station during the second round of French parliamentary election in Marseille, France, June 18, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier   Last week, France delivered some good news on the human rights and equality front: All people with disabilities are to be granted the right to vote. Currently Article 5 of  France’s Electoral Code allows a judge to deprive people who have been assigned a guardian to make decisions on their behalf of the right to vote. Most of the time this impacts persons with a disability. However State Secretary for…

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