Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

10 May 2011

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Electoral Code (1986, last amended 2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 16 states:

Citizens who are physically disabled can exercise a voting right of escorts to the voting booth. The same applies to the citizens of 80 years old or older or someone who is visually impaired. While voters are in line, electoral authorities and the police will assist and give preference to the disabled.


Article 114 states:

…No person may accompany the elector at the moment of voting.


Excerpts from the Electoral Code (1986, last amended 2014)

Political Constitution of Colombia (1991, last amended 2005)

Updated: June 2015

Article 13 states:

The state will especially protect those individuals who on account of their economic, physical, or mental condition are in obviously vulnerable circumstances and will sanction any abuse or ill-treatment perpetrated against them…


Article 47 states:

The state will promote a policy of planning, rehabilitation, and social integration for those who are physically, emotionally, or psychologically handicapped and will provide the specialized attention that they need.


Excerpts from the Political Constitution of Colombia (1991, last amended 2005)