A settlement with federal officials announced Tuesday will require all Richland County polling places to be accessible to disabled voters by next June.
A settlement with federal officials announced Tuesday will require all Richland County polling places to be accessible to disabled voters by next June. Gerry Melendez FILE PHOTOGRAPH
A settlement with federal officials announced Tuesday will require all Richland County polling places to be accessible to disabled voters by next June. Gerry Melendez FILE PHOTOGRAPH

Tom Barton covers South Carolina politics for The State. He has spent more than a decade covering local governments and politicians in Iowa and South Carolina, and has won awards from the S.C. Press Association and Iowa Newspaper Association for public service and feature writing.