Voting Rights & COVID-19

One in five eligible voters has a disability and they have the right to vote independently and privately even during a pandemic.

Voting by Accessible Absentee Ballot

The NH Secretary of State’s Office has launched an accessible absentee voting system for people with print disabilities. The new system allows voters with print disabilities, including people who are blind, to request and fill out an absentee ballot privately and independently. The system will be used in addition to the existing absentee voting system.  Voters who are blind or have print disabilities can use the accessible system to cast an absentee ballot during the September 8 state primary election.  More information about the accessible absentee voting system, including how to request a ballot can be found at and on the Secretary of State’s website.

This system was created as a result of a lawsuit filed by DRC-NH and Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP on behalf of New Hampshire voters with disabilities, including Daniel Frye, Jean Shiner, and Jeffrey Dickinson; the National Federation of the Blind (NFB); the National Federation of the Blind of New Hampshire (NFBNH); and Granite State Independent Living (GSIL).

Learn more about the lawsuit HERE