The City of Burnaby’s Failure to Provide Mail-In Voting is Active Discrimination Against People with Disabilities

The City of Burnaby is discriminating against people with disabilities by not allowing accommodations for voting in the upcoming By-Election. In particular, no mail-in voting will be allowed, nor will there be any voting assistance by election officials at long term care facilities. Accommodations must be made for people with disabilities, especially by any level of government, to ensure full access and participation in the voting process. DABC has sent a letter to Burnaby’s Mayor Hurley and City Council to express our opposition of their decision to not provide mail-in voting in the upcoming By Election due to take place on June 26, 2021. You can read that letter here: https://disabilityalliancebc.org/dabc-letter-to-burnaby-city-council-june-2021/