Thousands removed from electoral roll because of their disability: PIAC proposes reform

Almost 5,500 Australians were removed from the electoral roll in 2011-12 because they were deemed to be incapable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolling and voting. Disability advocates say there has been a 13 per cent rise in the number of people disenfranchised on the grounds of being of “unsound mind” since the 2007 federal election.

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