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On April 9 at 10:00am at ECI, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia will present on voting rights for individuals with disabilities. Some key considerations include:

  • Legal Protections: Numerous laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), protect the rights of people with disabilities by guaranteeing equal access to public services, including the voting process;
  • Accessibility at Polling Places: This encompasses the provision of ramps, accessible voting machines, and accessible parking;
  • Accessible Voting Materials: Election materials, including ballots and voter information, should be available in accessible formats such as large print, braille, or electronic versions compatible with assistive technologies;
  • Assistance and Accommodations: Voting facilities must offer assistance and accommodations for individuals with disabilities who may require help casting their votes. This may entail permitting a trusted person to assist or furnishing accessible voting machines; and
  • Assistance and Accommodations: Voting facilities must offer assistance and accommodations for individuals with disabilities who may require help casting their votes. This may entail permitting a trusted person to assist or furnishing accessible voting machines.

After the presentation, people with disabilities can request a private 30-minute consultation with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia about voting rights. To schedule a 30-minute consultation, please email Joliefawn.Liddell@dlcv.org. To request disability accommodations, please contact tmanno@endependence.org or 757-351-1586.

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