Accessible Voting in the COVID-19 Era
The ADA requires all aspects of the voting process to be accessible to voters with disabilities. This requires removing barriers to voting for people with disabilities, providing auxiliary aids and services, and reasonable modification of policies and procedures. This session will discuss accessibility issues related to voter registration, mail-in ballots, absentee voting, and casting a vote in-person. Communication and outreach regarding the voting process, policies, and procedures will be covered with a specific focus on accessible formats and communication methods. The session will also cover best practices for poll workers to assist voters with disabilities. Issues related to COVID-19 such as face masks and voters with disabilities will be discussed.