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Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility

Disability Rights Texas Handout

Last updated: 09/30/2018
Publication Code: HA03

A Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility

This handout is available in Braille and/or on audio tape upon request.

This is a basic guide to accessibility to assist in identifying barriers and potential solutions to ensure access to voters with disabilities. Election officials should try to select fully accessible polling places and conduct the full Department of Justice accessibility survey available at www.ada.gov/votingck.htm [1].

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

Paths of Travel

Preventing Obstructions for Voters Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Entrance to Polling Place and Voting Area

Voting Area

For Help, Call Disability Rights Texas’ Voting Hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683).

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Intake: 1-800-252-9108
Main Line: 512-454-4816

Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.