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Know Your Rights as a Voter with a Disability

November 02, 2020

Recent findings indicate that more than 38.3 million people with disabilities will vote in the 2020 presidential election. The voter demographics primarily include people with intellectual, cognitive, physical, sensory, and communication challenges.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) uphold the right to accessible, private, and independent voting for people with disabilities. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) works to assist electoral officials by strengthening the voting system and serving as a clearinghouse. It also works to improve the overall voting experience. Here are some of the rights for voters with disabilities, as granted by the EAC- You can bring someone to help you cast your vote. This person could be a family member, caregiver, friend, or any other person but not your employer or union representative- Vote ... View Post