Inaccessible polling station in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

Today, we learned that a citizen in a wheelchair was unable to vote because his polling station was not accessible. He also shares that the same thing happened during the last provincial elections.

Click here to read the full article (in French).

Saint-Augustin: impossible de voter en chaise roulante

We also invite you to watch two videos created by the Mobile Media Lab at Concordia University about accessibility of polling stations. Geneviève Vanier and our own Marie-Eve Veilleux talk about major obstacles at their polling stations.

Could a new accessibility law prevent these situations? We believe that it would increase accessibility of polling stations and raise awareness of accessibility standards to election employees.

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