Dominican Republic

Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

18 August 2009

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Electoral law of the Dominican Republic (1997, last amended 2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 121 states:

When an elector is unable to vote without assistance, he may, with the authorization of the president of the electoral college, use the help of an individual he trusts, shall accompany him into the voting booth or recess or closed room and prepare his ballot, without allowing any other person to be close enough to see or hear whatever is done or said while the said ballot is prepared.


Excerpts from the Electoral Law of the Dominican Republic (1997, last amended 2011)


Constitution of the Dominican Republic (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 58 states:

The State shall promote, protect and assure the enjoyment of all the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the persons with disabilities, in conditions of equality, as well as the full and autonomous exercise of their capacities. The State shall adopt the positive measures necessary to facilitate their family, community, social, labor, economic, cultural and political integration.


Excerpt from the Constitution of the Dominican Republic (2010)