2011: Voting Rights for Internally Displaced Persons

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Experiences learnt from various countries in Asia reveal that there are many  disenfranchised peoples who cannot exercise their rights in an election for a variety  of reasons. For example, they are unable to verify their living in a new residence,  they have lost their identification and/or they cannot reach polling stations to vote  because of war or natural disasters. In addition to often being unable to vote,  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are also more likely to become victims of  electoral fraud after they have fled their homes for safer areas


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