Discrimination in Electoral Law

  title={Discrimination in Electoral Law},
  author={Bryan Mercurio},
  journal={Alternative Law Journal},
  pages={272 - 276}
  • B. Mercurio
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Political Science
  • Alternative Law Journal
With absolute secrecy theoretically accorded to the vote, it would come as a surprise to many Australians to learn that, in fact, the right to vote in secret is not extended to all of the community. In fact, a large percentage of voters, particularly disabled voters with impaired vision or limited arm movements as well as illiterate voters and those voters from non-English speaking backgrounds who may not feel comfortable reading or writing in English (collectively referred to as "special needs…