Why General Elections are Important

General elections are a key opportunity to ensure councils take Deaf and Disabled people’s issues seriously

During a general election, it is crucial that Deaf and Disabled individuals seize the opportunity to have our voices heard. Given the current economic and political climate, coupled with the rising cost of living, it is more important than ever that we take charge of our future and ensure that our needs and concerns are addressed by engaging with and securing commitments from electoral candidates before the election takes place.

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations are integral in ensuring that:

  1. Deaf and Disabled individuals within their communities are informed about the upcoming elections.
  2. They are registered and prepared to cast their votes.
  3. Uniting local Deaf and Disabled individuals to leverage the elections as a platform for genuine change and advancements. This can be achieved through organising hustings, meeting up with candidates and parties and writing emails.