Do people with intellectual disability vote? – Season 2, Episode 2

What stops them from exercising their democratic right? What supports people with intellectual disability to participate in elections?

In Episode two Sophia Tipping(opens in new window) from the Living with Disability Research Centre(opens in new window) tells us about a collaborative, action research project on strategies to support people with intellectual disability to vote. Tweet the researchers at @sophia_tee(opens in new window) and @LIDSLaTrobe !

Debra Taylor and Simone Stevens from the Victorian Electoral Commission(opens in new window) (VEC) tell us about some strategies being implemented for an Australian election in November 2018.

We also hear from 22 self-advocates from seven groups and organisations including VALID(opens in new window)NSWCID(opens in new window), Reinforce, New Horizons, and New Wave – with thanks to SARU(opens in new window) for linking us all up.

This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the aboriginal peoples of Australia. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.