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The Right to Vote for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The right to vote is recognized by the Supreme Court and protected under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, however, there is no expressed “right to vote” in the Constitution, it is considered a “liberty interest” for which individual states may not interfere.

People with disabilities are often denied voting rights because most states have legal provisions which, at times, deny the right to vote to citizens deemed mentally incapacitated, amongst other criteria.

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