Simple and easy-to-understand voting

Voting instructions in Easy Language for the canton of Graubünden

How can political elections be made as inclusive and accessible as possible?

The canton of Graubünden in Switzerland asked itself this question and commissioned capito Zürich to produce an election guide in Easy Language.

The canton of Graubünden is thus following the increasingly strong trend towards clear and easily understandable political communication.

Key facts

What is it about?

capito Zürich has developed a voting guide in Easy Language for the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and translated it into 3 languages.

When did the project take place?


Why was the voting guide developed?

In a democracy, all people should have the opportunity to participate in political life.

To make this possible, information in Easy Language is crucial. Because democratic processes, elections and politics can be quite complicated.

With the easy-to-understand voting guide, the canton of Graubünden is taking a significant step towards greater participation and actively breaking down barriers.

How can politics and democracy be made more understandable?

Decreasing voter turnout, disenchantment with politics and misinformation: Politics faces many challenges.

Easy-to-understand information is an essential part of the solution. Easy Language contributes significantly to transparency and thus increases the trust of the population. More and more political institutions are realizing this.

In Switzerland, there was a broad discussion and media debate in 2022 on the occasion of the Swiss referendum booklet.

The SRF (the Swiss radio and television network) reported on capito and people in need of Easy Language.


How is the election guidance received?

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