THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The ways of improving state policy on electoral rights of citizens with disabilities in the Russian Federation

2017. 3, pp. 105-109

Marmilova E.P. - Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishcheva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, katyamme@mail.ru

The article examines ways of improving the state policy regarding the electoral rights of persons with disabilities in the Russian Federation. Voting allows persons with disabilities to exert greater political influence. This group of citizens are faced with various psychological, physical or institutional barriers in the exercise of their active electoral rights. In general, it can be said that the task of providing the same opportunity for participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process, as well as for other voters, is being gradually solved. However, to date, the main ways of improving state policy regarding the electoral rights of disabled people have not yet been clearly defined.

Key words: , , , government policies to ensure the electoral rights of persons with disabilities, rights of citizens with disabilities, active suffrage

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