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News and updates 6th March 2024

My Vote My Voice highlights disability exclusion in Electoral Commission ad

My Vote My Voice worked with Channel 4’s Ruben Reuter to highlight the exclusionary nature of the Electoral Commission’s new ad campaign which encourages members of the British public to register to vote.

Campaign Chair, Ali Gunn, said: “We all know that very few people with learning disabilities vote, and many do not even know they have the right to vote. The My Vote My Voice campaign was set up to tackle this and we have worked with the Electoral Commission over the past year to help improve accessible voting.

“However, we were concerned about the lack of representation in their planned multiyear advert and it felt like a missed opportunity to reach a community who is often overlooked. We believe that representation can make a difference to so many people who currently feel our democracy isn’t shaped with them in mind.”

View Rueben’s full report on Channel 4 News here ⬇️