February 16, 2021
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET. The discussion will include the results of the EAC commissioned study “Disability and Voting Accessibility in the 2020 Elections.” Representatives from Rutgers University’s Program for Disability Research will discuss the results of the study. The roundtable will also include a panel with state election officials and representatives from National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).
The final “Disability and Voting Accessibility in the 2020 Elections” report will be published on the EAC’s website.
As the EAC is charged with serving as a clearinghouse for election administration information, Commissioners and staff are continuously compiling and posting resources from state and local election offices, federal agencies, and advocacy groups addressing voting accessibility. These resources can be found on the EAC’s website. A recording of Wednesday’s roundtable will be posted on the EAC’s website and YouTube channel.
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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit www.eac.gov.
EAC Contact: Kristen Muthig