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Updated November 9, 2016
If you have trouble reading or seeing the ballot, use the One4All accessible voting system! Here's a video on how:
Americans with disabilities have too often been unable to cast their ballots because of inaccessible voting places or discriminatory voting policies. The Help America Vote Act requires states to improve access to the polls for individuals with disabilities.
All Americans are entitled to exercise their right to vote. The DRC is working to educate NH residents with disabilities about voting rights and responsibilities.From the RAP Sheet: Voter ID Law: What you can do to protect your right to vote
The Voter ID rules as of 2015: The Secretary of State's office has more information on the current Voter ID requirements.
From the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
Disabilities Rights Center Presents...Voting and Civic Involvement: the Issues for People with Disabilities. Watch our streaming video series about voting and getting involved in government. People with disabilities are less likely to vote than the general population; they are more likely to feel disempowered. We’d like to see that change. You CAN get involved and make a difference.
Legal Brief: Voting
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires New Hampshire to develop a plan to ensure that all individuals with disabilities have access to voting. HAVA and other laws require that you be able to:
Disability Rights Center - NH:
Call Disability Rights Center - NH at 1-800-834-1721 , or apply for an intake appointment online if your voting rights have been violated.
You may also contact the NH Department of Justice to file a complaint about an election law violation.
Also contact us if you would like to schedule an education and information session about your rights as a voter with disabilities.
Report: Experience of Voters with Disabilities in the 2012 Election Cycle, from the National Council on Disability
RespectAbility has voting resources, including a RespectAbility report: Nonpartisan Political Commentary on 2016 Elections with a Focus on Disability Issues.