"Note taking" of election candidate speech to be rewarded

February 18, 2016  

The proposed amendment of the public office election law, which allows the political party and the candidate to pay a reward to the note-taker who serves a deaf voter during candidate's speech, will be concluded by the current Diet session.

The revised law will be applied at an Upper House Election in summer and thereafter.

With a reward to a note taker as well as payment to an interpreter which has been also allowed in the past, the Deaf/deaf will gain more accessibility to participation in election. 

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