Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

19 May 2014

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Electoral Law No. 7 (2004)

Updated: June 2015

Article 112, clause 1 states:

To exercise the right to vote, a citizen voter must be present and do so personally.


Article 119, clause 2 states:

The chairperson of the Polling Station shall give voting priority to voters charged with protection and security services for the polling stations, as well as the elderly, handicapped persons, and pregnant women.


Article 127 states:

Voters with a patent physical handicap, which the Polling Station officials verify will be unable on their own to carry out the different voting operations provided for under this law, may vote accompanied by a citizen voter of their choice and who shall be bound by absolute confidentiality.


Article 128 states:

Any citizens who do not know how to read or write may vote by using their finger dipped in the appropriate ink to make a mark in the respective box of the candidate for whom they wish to vote.


Article 200 states:

Anyone who, being the companion of a handicapped person for the purpose of providing assistance to vote, intentionally does not vote in accordance with the wishes of the principal shall be punished with a prison sentence of three months to two years and a fine of Kz 100.000.00 to Kz 500.000.00.


Excerpts from the Electoral Law No. 7 (2004)