Population with a disabilityaccording to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate
Signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Section 101, subsection (b), paragraph (G) states:
In general: A State shall use the funds provided under a payment made under this section to carry out one or more of the following activities:
Section 261, subsection (b) states:
An eligible State and eligible unit of local government shall use the payment received to assure access for individuals with disabilities for:
Section 271, subsection (b), paragraph 1 states:
(b) An entity is eligible to receive a grant under this part if it submits to the Commission...an application containing: (1) certifications that the research and development funded with the grant will take into account the need to make voting equipment fully accessible for individuals with disabilities, including the blind and visually impaired, the need to ensure that such individuals can vote independently and with privacy, and the need to provide alternative language accessibility for individuals with limited proficiency in the English language (consistent with the requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965).
Section 301, subsection (a), paragraph 3 states:
(3) The voting system shall:
Excerpts from the Help America Vote Act (2002)
Section 1, subsection (a) states:
Within each State, except as provided in subsection (b), each political subdivision responsible for conducting elections shall assure that all polling places for Federal elections are accessible to handicapped and elderly voters.
Section 1, subsection (b) states:
Subsection (a) shall not apply to a polling place
Section 2 states:
(a) Each State or political subdivision responsible for registration for Federal elections shall provide a reasonable number of accessible permanent registration facilities.
(b) Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to any State that has in effect a system that provides an opportunity for each potential voter to register by mail or at the residence of such voter.
Section 3, subsection (a) states:
Each State shall make available registration and voting aids for Federal elections for handicapped and elderly individuals, including
Section 3, subsection (b) states:
No notarization or medical certification shall be required of a handicapped voter with respect to an absentee ballot or an application for such ballot, except that medical certification may be required when the certification establishes eligibility, under State law -
Section 3, subsection (c) states:
The chief election officer of each State shall provide public notice, calculated to reach elderly and handicapped voters, of the availability of aids under this section, assistance under section 1973aa–6 of this title, and the procedures for voting by absentee ballot, not later than general public notice of registration and voting is provided.