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Election Assistance Commission Blog on Voters with Disabilities

On February 8, the Election Assistance Commission posted a blog based on feedback they received following the 2016 election from voters with disabilities. The blog details difficulties faced by a voter named Sharon, who explained the challenges she experienced as a person with a cognitive disability. Sharon explains, “when I called my election officials, I was told it could make the ballot void if signed in the wrong place. So I went into the polling place that day and was fortunate that I was having good healthy that day to go in and vote. I got the absentee ballot as often I’m homebound.” Read Sharon’s entire account in the blog post.

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