ELECTIOn 2012

Curbside voting available for disabled

November 3, 2012 

— Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities reminds voters that people with disabilities have the right to vote from their cars.

Curbside voting also is available to people with disabilities who are unable to stand in line.

A “curbside voting” sign should be visible at each polling place, and poll managers should monitor the area at least every 15 minutes, according to an agency news release issued this week.

If a person with a disability has a service dog, he or she has the right to have the dog accompany them while voting.

Protection & Advocacy conducts a polling place accessibility survey each election year to evaluate whether polling places have the basic features needed by voters with disabilities. Topics include parking, entrances and whether assistance is available. Log on at PANDASC.org.

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