FitzRoy signs up to My Vote My Voice campaign - FitzRoy
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FitzRoy signs up to My Vote My Voice campaign

Author: FitzRoy
Published: June 14, 2024

There are around 1.5 million people in the UK who have a learning disability, but research in 2019 found that less than two-thirds of the general population know that they have an equal right to vote. This has to change, which is why FitzRoy has signed up to My Vote My Voice, charities coming together to remove the barriers to voting and highlight the right of autistic people and people with learning disabilities to vote.

With the General Election coming up fast, it is so important that people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs are able to have their voice heard.

FitzRoy has joined a coalition of more than 130 organisations, groups and self-advocates who want equal voting access. Together we’re making My Vote My Voice happen.

We want everyone to use their vote. But for some people voting can be difficult, and thanks to the My Vote My Voice campaign, there is plenty of information and easy read resources available. Registering, voting, or supporting someone to vote has never been easier.

With accessible information about registering to vote, including how you are allowed to support someone to vote, you can find everything you need at My Vote My Voice.

Gemma, who lives at one of our supported living services in Coventry, recently voted in the local elections and has this advice for other people we support: “Have your say and vote!”

People with a learning disability and autistic people deserve to have their say – together we can empower them to do just that.

Read more about My Vote My Voice.