Disability Voting Rights: Fast Facts

The following laws are in place to ensure that people with disabilities can vote in the U.S. Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act: Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full and equal voting opportunities, including site selection, voter registration, and casting of ballots. The ADA has a checklist for polling places to help election officials make their polling places accessible to people with all disabilities. Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA): The VRA requires election officials to allow a voter who has a disability to receive assistance from a person of the voter’s choice, and prohibits conditioning the right to vote on a citizen’s ability to read, write, attain a certain level of education, or pass a test. Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 (VAEHA): VAEHA requires accessible polling places for federal elections, or…

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