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Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities_Grants to States and Local Governments

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Purpose of this program:

Grants are awarded to: 1) make polling places, including the path of travel, entrances, exits, and voting areas of each polling facility, accessible to individuals with the full-range of disabilities (e.g., blindness or visual impairment, deafness or hearing impairment, mobility-related, dexterity-related, emotional or intellectual); 2) provide the same opportunity for access and participation (including privacy and independence) to individuals with the full-range of disabilities; 3) train election officials, poll workers, and election volunteers on how best to promote the access and participation of individuals with the full-range of disabilities in elections for Federal office; and 4) provide individuals with the full- range of disabilities with information about the accessibility of polling places.