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Government

Apr. 19, 2024

Electronic voting is the best path for accessible voting

California should amend its current ballot return process to comply with federal law and protect the dignity and rights of people with disabilities by implementing electronic voting.

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Voting is the heart of our democracy and a quintessential public activity that must be accessible to people with disabilities under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131 to 12134. Yet, the State of California denies voters with print disabilities (including people who are blind or low vision, or have mobility, dexterity, or other impairments) the ability to submit their ballots when voting privately and in...

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