Can people with dementia vote? The answer is “YES”
People with dementia have the same right to vote as every other citizen. There is no test for the capacity to vote. All New Zealand citizens aged over 18 must be enrolled and encouraged to vote.
Obviously, some people with very severe dementia will not understand or remember about elections, but many older people have always taken their duty to vote very seriously, may still recall voting and wish to participate.
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