In this Blind Vet Tech Quick Guides and Tutorials podcast, we discuss different options for voting with a disability and demonstrate how to use the Electoral Services and Software Express Vote. Your vote as a disabled voter counts the same as anyone else’s, but our fellow Americans with disabilities face voting participation barriers.
The Department of Justice describes the numerous pieces of legislation and regulations protects and encourages our participation in the voting process. These safeguards includes:
- Americans with Disabilities Act,, through Title II, mandates all aspects of voting, from registration to sights to casting ballots, is completely accessible for everyone.
- Voting Rights Act of 1965 permits disabled individuals to select who might assist while voting, including site staff to family members.
- Voting Accessibility for the elderly and handicapped Act of 1984 requires accessible voting locations or alternative arrangements be made available, like curb side.
- National Voters Registration Act of 1993 requires public offices and state services serving largely individuals with disabilities a chance to register to vote.
- Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires every voting site possess at least one accessible voting system.
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