Population with a disabilityaccording to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate
Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Article 3, section (a), subsection (a.a.) states:
Any citizen of Georgia, having attained the age of 18 prior to or on the day of elections/referendum/plebiscite, and who meets the requirements prescribed by the present Law, shall enjoy active suffrage, except for persons who, under the Constitution of Georgia and/or in accordance with this Law complying therewith, have a restricted active suffrage…
Article 28 states:
(1) Every citizen of Georgia, who has attained the age of 18, shall have the right to participate in referenda and elections of state and self-government bodies. Free expression of the will of voters shall be guaranteed.
(2) Citizens who have been found legally incapable by court or who have been deprived of their liberty by a court decision shall have no right to participate in elections and referenda, except persons having committed crimes of little gravity.
Article 14 – Participation in political and public life
1. The State shall ensure the equal and full participation of persons with disabilities in the political and public life of the country, directly or through a representative selected on the basis of the expression of free will, as well as the right of persons with disabilities to vote and be elected without discrimination on an equal basis with others.
2. A person with disabilities shall be able to have access to the public information required to exercise a voting right. Issues relating to the provision of proper conditions required for the unhindered exercise of voting right by a person with disabilities shall be regulated by electoral legislation.
4. The State shall promote the operation of representative organizations, the main goal of which is to exercise and protect the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as such organizations whose management processes involve persons who are mainly persons with disabilities and/or their legal representatives.