Table 2

Reasons given by magistrates for ruling on protected adult’s voting rights (when given) (n=171)

ReasonsRulings with single reason
Rulings with several reasons
Total reasons
Voting capacity17 with 3*00100119†
Wish to vote01111015
Advice in medical certificate31010005
Interest in public affairs10110003
Insufficient motivation20000103
Relief of moral suffering01000001
Total reasons24 with 3*4*2*42*2*240
  • *Ruling in which voting rights was a grievance (n=7).

  • †In 2 of these 19 rulings, voting capacity was specified by the magistrate without referenced to the opinion of the physician; in the other 17, voting capacity was indicated in the certificate and taken up as such by the magistrate.