Coalition of Blind and Vision Impaired Voters

Coalition of Blind and Vision Impaired Voters Logo which includes a graphic of a voting box with the word VOTE on one side and a ballot entering a slit on the top of the box with a large black check mark. The box is red, blue, and purple.

You Have Rights

New Hampshire citizens have the right to vote independently, privately, and with a secret ballot in federal, state, and local elections. The Help Americans Vote Act (HAVA) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) establish specific protections for voters with disabilities.

Impact of COVID-19 on Voting

As New Hampshire elections officials considered the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the November 2020 elections and beyond, the Coalition helped to raise awareness of issues relating specifically to voting and disability.  The pandemic highlighted the important fact that ALL should be able to vote in a way that does not force voters to choose between giving up privacy and independence, and risking their health by voting in person at the polls.

Read the Coalition’s letter to the Secretary of State: Ensuring Accessibility for Blind and Vision Impaired Voters (May 29, 2020)

The New Hampshire Coalition of Blind and Vision Impaired Voters (CBVIV) is an organization made up of consumer-advocates as well as advocacy groups including Future in SightGranite State Independent Living, and Disability Rights Center-NH. Our goal is to increase voting accessibility for blind and vision impaired voters New Hampshire residents. Email us at