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Title: 知的障害者グループホーム居住者の公職選挙投票行動
Other Titles: The Right of Vote for Cognitive Disabled live in the Flat
Authors: 山田, 健司
Yamada, Kenji
Keywords: right of vote
cognitive disabled
electoral code
voting behavior
living environment
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2005
Publisher: 京都女子大学家政学部生活福祉学科
Abstract: Background. The present regulation of the Public Electoral code in Japan prevents people with special needs on impairment from exercising their right to vote. Objective. This study will examine the relationship between Japanese Electoral Code and the voting behavior of cognitive disabled people live in the own flat, also the service about election for them. Design. I researched the voting behavior and living environment in their flats, in particular the services provider gave them about the election in Gumma pref. And I analyzed the correlation those factors mutually related. Results. Over 50% of participants in this study did not vote. This rate is almost 12-22 points lower than general data in Japan. When considering the voting behavior of them, cognitive disability and also its degree was not a barrier, rather, environmental factors were. As mention concretely in these factors, information the voting day, time, where a polling station was, political party, candidates, and so on, and whether the voting card electoral office sent reached them or did not. Conclusion. Therefore the people got the information, card voted consequently. Cognitive disabled degree was not correlated with their voting behavior from the results within this research. The regulation in Electoral Code let the person who supported by guardian because of cognitive disability forfeited the right to vote is irrational as the mentioned in the above.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11173/1445
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