Voting Access for Disabled and Long-term Care Voters
AssessmentseBook - 2013
Voting is fundamental to our democracy and federal law generally requires polling places to be accessible to all eligible voters, including those with disabilities and the elderly. However, during the 2000 federal election, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that only 16 percent of polling places had no potential impediments to voting access for people with disabilities. To address these and other issues, Congress enacted the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), which required each polling place to have an accessible voting system by 2006. Congress asked the GAO to reassess voti.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 170 pages)