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November 2, 2012Alerts

Voting Accessibility Questionnaire

Forwarded by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania –

Friends –

The election is around the corner. The National Council on Disability (NCD), in collaboration with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and EIN SOF Communications, Inc., wants to hear about YOUR voting experiences during the upcoming 2012 General Election. Through a brief, open-ended questionnaire, to be completed following your vote, NCD and our partners will collect information about your experiences, including any physical, attitudinal, or other barriers you may have faced when attempting to exercise your constitutional right to vote. We will issue a report based on the findings of the questionnaire in early 2013.

A Government Accounting Office report found in 2008 that just over a quarter of polling places, only 27 percent to be exact, are fully accessible. The Federal Election Commission reports that, in violation of state and federal laws, more than 20,000 polling places across the nation are inaccessible, depriving people with disabilities of their fundamental right to vote.

NCD and its partners would like to learn how people with disabilities fare in this election, four years later.

To take or share the questionnaire, please go to:

If you have any questions, please contact NDRN at 202.408.9514, ext 130.

Thank you,
Anne Sommers

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