Rights groups want Senate to amend the massive election reform bill passed by the House to allow online voting for the disabled.
Disability and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
These articles on Disability and Democracy concern the extra barriers that many voters with disabilities face while trying to exercise their most basic rights and the many people working to find solutions. Also see our main section on American Democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
Wisconsin has come under scrutiny for not having a ballot that complies with the American Disabilities Act for absentee voting.
Colorado recently introduced SB21-188. This new piece of legislation makes it possible for voters with disabilities to return ballots online.
Several proposals currently pending in the Arizona Legislature may have significant implications for the disability community.
Voters with disabilities can face some challenges when it comes to casting a ballot, including obtaining physical access to a polling site.
New evidence shows that mail voting options likely led to significantly higher turnout among Americans with disabilities.
Use of the accessible mail-in system relies on a voter having access to a computer, printer and the internet in the first place.
Issues with voting accessibility have persisted for years in Wisconsin, but the pandemic brought them to the forefront.
US “voters with visual impairments say without accessible absentee ballots they must risk their health or give up privacy”, Aljazeera.
Though a landmark legislation, the American with Disabilities Act has not offered the disabled their full rights as they still face discrimination.