Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 80-81, 2011
3 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Date Written: July, 13 2011
An examination is made of the right of persons with sensory disabilities in Australia to vote and to serve on juries. This right is enshrined in article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities. The use of electronic voting in Australia is discussed with particular reference to the new I-Vote system in the State of New South Wales. It is also argued that persons who are blind or deaf should also have the right to serve on juries.
Keywords: Australia, electronic voting, jury service, sensory disabilities
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
McCallum, Ronald, Participating in Political and Public Life: A Challenge for We Persons with Sensory Disabilities (July, 13 2011). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 80-81, 2011; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1884746