Population with a disabilityaccording to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate
Signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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.