Women with Disability and Voting Rights in the Northern Region of Ghana

  • Eric Duorinaah
  • Adams Sulemana Achanso
  • Bayan Mahmoud
Keywords: Disability, Voting, Women’s Wings, Tactile, Polling


The participation of persons with disability in civic processes has been acknowledged as an effective mechanism for attaining inclusive citizenship, yet the dynamics that characterise such processes are believed to be the quintessential male sphere of action, one in which women are both unwelcome and ineffective. This study sought to assess the awareness level of women with disability regarding their right to vote and gendered systems in place to facilitate the exercise of such a right. A case study research design was employed within a mixed research methodological approach, consisting of interviews with 48 women from diverse disability groups. The study established that a high level of civic awareness and interest in voting existed among women with disabilities, precipitated largely by peers and local associations of persons with disability. However, no specific provisions for women with disability during voting were found, as national electoral officers perceive women and men to have similar needs. It is recommended that institutions responsible for elections deepen their engagement with the associations of persons with disability and polling centres more accessible in order to sustain the participation of women with disability in civic activities.


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How to Cite
Duorinaah, E., Achanso, A. S., & Mahmoud, B. (2024). Women with Disability and Voting Rights in the Northern Region of Ghana. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 305-314. Retrieved from https://ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/383