AGENDA Releases Report on Disability Access during Indonesia’s 2014 Presidential Elections
The General Election Network for Disability Access in Southeast Asia (AGENDA) conducted monitoring activities during Indonesia’s 2014 presidential election to evaluate the accessibility of the electoral process for persons with disabilities. AGENDA is a coalition of disabled people’s organizations and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems that aims to promote the political and electoral rights of persons with disabilities in the region. The observation of the Indonesian presidential election was carried out as part of the second phase of the AGENDA program, supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The main purpose of AGENDA’s observation activities was to assess the degree to which the presidential election was accessible to voters with disabilities in five areas: voter education, voter registration, polling stations, voting process, and voter turnout.