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U.S. Election Commission: Helping Vets and Voters with Disabilities

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August 05, 2019

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Blog: Helping Vets and Voters with Disabilities

By: Patrick Leahy and Guest Bloggers

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Working to Close the Gap: New Data to Help Voters with Disabilities and Election Officials
Jul 25, 2019
Professors Dr. Lisa Schur and Dr. Doug Kruse of Rutgers University recently issued their report “Disability and Turnout in the 2018 Elections.” I caught up with them to discuss some of their findings and how the report can assist voters with disabilities and election officials in the 2020 presidential election.

A Dialogue with Leaders in the Disability Community on Voting Accessibility and Security
Jul 24, 2019
Just days ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the EAC’s four Commissioners met with members of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) for a pre-conference session on accessibility and security in the voting process. Commissioners also heard from attendees about a variety of other election access needs for voters with disabilities.

Making Elections More Accessible Through Poll Worker Training
Jul 25, 2018
As the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) continues our July focus on innovative programs for voters with disabilities and those with access needs, we caught up with Joseph Canciamilla, Clerk, Recorder and Registrar, Contra Costa County, California and his team about their specialized polling place training effort.

Partnering to Empower Voters with Disabilities
Jul 09, 2018
The El Paso County Elections Department collaborates with the local Independence Center for Southern Colorado to offer a universally accessible polling place for voters with and without access needs. A recipient of a 2017 EAC Clearie award for Improving Accessibility in Elections, the El Paso County initiative is an outstanding example of the power of people coming together to help voters with disabilities and poll workers.

Engaging Voters with Disabilities on Access and Independence
Jun 26, 2018
Last week, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman Thomas Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick conducted a town hall discussion with voters with disabilities and advocates from across America during the annual conference of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Read more at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Blog!
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