The first National Democracy Week!
Mencap is a partner in the first National Democracy Week, which was arranged by the Government, and took place from 2 to 8 July 2018.
The week was a celebration of democracy in society, including events, talks and fun activities, as well as being an opportunity to celebrate progress and champion future democratic participation.
At Mencap, we wanted this to be an opportunity for people with a learning disability, as well as their families and carers, to get involved in democratic discussions and activities.
We want to hear from you!
Some people out there think people with a learning disability shouldn’t vote.
For National Democracy Week we want to challenge attitudes like these.
We want to hear from people with a learning disability, their families and carers, about their experiences of engaging in democratic activities. This includes this like registering to vote and voting.
Get in touch with us on social media to tell us about your thoughts and experiences using #TalkDemocracy.
Find out how we’re calling for all elections to be inclusive and accessible for people with a learning disability.
We've also create a number of easy read guides to voting in local and general elections, for you to use.
You can also take a look at easy read manifestos from the main political partiesFind out more
Register to vote
We encourage all people with a learning disability to engage in elections by voting.
In order to do this you must register to vote first.
This is a quick process which can be done online via the GOV.uk website.Register now
Hear the stories
Take a look at some of the stories of people with a learning disability and their experiences around voting.
If you have your own story to tell get in touch with us on Twitter and use #TalkDemocracy