Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: October 27, 2016

Voting Access Rights for People with Disabilities / Derechos de acceso para votar

Physical and Programmatic Access

Since polling sites are located in a variety of places in the community such as in churches or firehouses, physical access can be an issue for individuals with disabilities.  Polling sites must remove barriers to access wherever possible. The voting site should have an accessible path of travel into the voting area from the outside. It also should have proper signage indicating the accessible route. If barriers cannot be removed to allow access to the area of the facility where voting is taking place, relocating an accessible voting machine to another point in the facility that is accessible can be an alternate means of accommodation. While some voters with disabilities may choose to use absentee ballots as a means to vote and to avoid physical access issues, this cannot be the only alternative given to those voters. The Department of Justice has created an ADA checklist for polling places to measure their level of accessibility. This can be found at: www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/votingck.htm

Reporting Questions or Concerns

If a person with a disability is experiencing an access issue on Election Day, they can call the Election Protection Coalition for advice or guidance at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. This nonpartisan organization seeks to offer voter information and advice on assuring that their vote is counted.

 


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