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Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

Categories: Disability,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687556.pdf

Examines a sample of 178 U.S. polling places and finds that 60% had one or more potential impediments for voters with disabilities.  Covers in-person voting before and on election day, the extent to which polling places had impediments, actions taken to facilitate voting by those with disabilities, and the extent to which federal accessibility requirements apply to voting.  From the Government Accountability Office