Saturday, March 2, 2019
The Justice Department announced on February 26 that it reached a settlement agreement under title II of the ADA with the city of Concord, New Hampshire, regarding the accessibility of its voting system.
The settlement agreement resolves a complaint that Concord failed to provide an accessible ballot in city elections for a voter who is blind. Under the agreement, the city of Concord will provide voting machines that are accessible to voters who are blind or visually impaired. The city will have the accessible machines at all of its polling places starting in the November 2019 city election. In addition, the city will provide training to poll workers on the use of the accessible voting machines and will develop educational materials regarding the availability of the machines in city elections.
To find out more about this agreement, or the ADA, call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA website at www.ada.gov.
Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice
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