We support and empower Nevadans with disabilities to take an active role in public policy.
We do not support efforts to limit access to the polls. We will work on programs to successfully get more PWD’s in Nevada to re
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 54 million Americans with disabilities, most of voting age. Since the passing of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002, there have been great advances in the accessibility of voting for people with physical, perceptual, communicative and cognitive disabilities. Still, for many with disabilities, the voting process is technically challenging, socially uncomfortable and time consuming.
The introduction of Voter Identification laws to protect elections have also introduced a challenge for many people who have limited resources and access to transportation.
Published in January 2014, “The American Voting Experience,” a report and recommendations from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration finds that not everyone with the legal right to vote is able to exercise it. In addition to polling places that were easily identified as inaccessible, concerns around the accessibility of electronic voting equipment were listed. Some of their recommendations include training for pollworkers and and auditing system to ensure that they are able to implement what they learn. Read the pdf of the report at: https://www.supportthevoter.gov/files/2014/01/Amer-Voting-Exper-final-draft-01-09-14-508.pdf