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Voting Accessibility

Helping voters with disabilities participate in our democratic process

EAC Chairman Thomas Hicks provides tips and resources to voters with disabilities on how to fully participate in our democratic process. This post was originally published on the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Matters blog.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Voting Accessibility

A Dialogue with Leaders in the Disability Community on Voting Accessibility and Security

Just days ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the EAC’s four Commissioners met with members of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) for a pre-conference session on accessibility and security in the voting process. Commissioners also heard from attendees about a variety of other election access needs for voters with disabilities.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Voting Accessibility

Making Elections More Accessible Through Poll Worker Training

As the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) continues our July focus on innovative programs for voters with disabilities and those with access needs, we caught up with Joseph Canciamilla, Clerk, Recorder and Registrar, Contra Costa County, California and his team about their specialized polling place training effort.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Partnering to Empower Voters with Disabilities

The El Paso County Elections Department collaborates with the local Independence Center for Southern Colorado to offer a universally accessible polling place for voters with and without access needs. A recipient of a 2017 EAC Clearie award for Improving Accessibility in Elections, the El Paso County initiative is an outstanding example of the power of people coming together to help voters with disabilities and poll workers.
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Engaging Voters with Disabilities on Access and Independence

Last week, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman Thomas Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick conducted a town hall discussion with voters with disabilities and advocates from across America during the annual conference of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Georgia’s Secretary of State: Front-line Leadership in Helping Veterans Vote

As the EAC wraps up our observance of National Veterans and Military Families Month, we spoke to Marine Corps Reserve Capt. Matt Mallalieu, Military Liaison for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, about Secretary Kemp’s commitment to helping active duty service members and veterans across the Peach State.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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