The ability of those with psychiatric disabilities to vote is an important activity impacted by competency issues and potentially overlooked by social workers. The purpose of this article is to assist social workers in making informed decisions about preserving and supporting voter participation among those with psychiatric disabilities. Common issues regarding the voting rights of individuals with psychiatric disabilities within the legal system and other systems of interest to social workers are explored.
Davis, Jennifer K.
"Competency and Voters with Psychiatric Disabilities: Considerations for Social Workers,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 39
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol39/iss3/4