David is a care assistant in a care home. One day, he noticed that the canvassers (people trying to convince you to vote one way or another) didn’t come and visit the care home. He watched the canvassers knock on every other door on the same street, but they did not come to the care home.

David had been trained in human rights by the British Institute of Human Rights. He knew that not being able to get
information about the different candidates in the election could impact the care home resident’s right to free elections and to non-discrimination.

David decided to arrange an afternoon when the canvassers could visit the care home. The canvassers came to the care
home, met with the residents and gave out leaflets and information.

This meant that the residents were able to have conversations about the election, receive information and ask questions just like they would if a canvasser knocked on the door of their house. David and the residents enjoyed the day, even if they didn’t all agree on who to vote for!

On election day, all of the residents were supported to vote either by post or at the local polling station.