Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires the Chief Electoral Officer for NI to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity:
between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
between men and women generally;
between persons with a disability and persons without; and
between persons with dependants and persons without.
We are also required to take account of the desirability of promoting good relations between people of different religious beliefs, political opinions or race.
Our Revised Equality Scheme was approved by the Equality Commission on 25 July 2012, and sets out how we propose to fulfil our Section 75 duties. Our Action Plan, which was developed following an audit of inequalities across our functions, details measures which we propose to take during the period 2012-2015. The full version of the Equality Scheme is available for download below and a summary version will be published on the website shortly. Copies in alternative accessible formats can be provided by contacting:
HR & Equality Officer
Tel: 0800 4320 712 (freephone) or 028 9044 6671
Fax: 028 9023 5612
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