People with disabilities face basic physical barriers in accessibility to the polls. Simple barriers like stairs can make it so that many voting-eligible people can’t make it to the polls. In the actual voting booth, a lack of assistive technology can make it impossible for some PWD to accurately cast their ballot. Implementing advanced technology would make the voting process more efficient and accessible to people with disabilities.
All polling locations need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and should be vetted for accessibility issues before each election. Vote by mail initiatives can also play a huge role in ensuring PWD have access to casting their vote.
Problems to be Solved
- checkPeople with disabilities face disenfranchising obstacles at polling stations and in voting booths.
- America is the leader of the free world, and our elections should reflect that. If we want a truly representative democracy, we need true access to the ballot box.
- checkEnsure every American with a disability has not only the right to vote, but the resources to do so
As President I will...
- Provide states with the funds necessary to ensure that all polling locations and voting methods are accessible to PWD.
- Ensure that vote by mail programs specifically target PWD voters.