Case of Doe v. Rowe

Updated: September 2015
A young women with an intellectual disability casts her ballot in the Philippines

In the state of Maine, a 2001 court case raised the argument that persons with psychosocial disabilities and under guardianship should still keep their right to vote, even though the state constitution of Maine prohibited them from doing so. The state court subsequently found that automatically removing the right to vote from persons with a psychosocial disability who are under guardianship was unconstitutional.


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