All Americans are entitled to exercise their right to vote. We work to educate NH residents with disabilities about voting rights and responsibilities.
All Americans are entitled to exercise their right to vote and Americans with disabilities have too often been unable to cast their ballots because of inaccessible voting places or discriminatory voting policies. With funding from the Help America Vote Act, we help to improve access to the polls for individuals with disabilities.
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) 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:
- Park in an accessible space at the registration and polling locations
- Have an accessible route from the parking space to the accessible entrance
- Register on the same day you vote
- The NH Secretary of State must provide voter, election official, and poll worker training to ensure access to individuals with disabilities.
- Use an accessible voting booth
- Vote privately and independently
- Choose to get assistance from a friend, family member, or poll worker. That person cannot try to influence your vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, you can turn it in and get another one.
- If you live in an institution, you are still entitled to vote unless that right has specifically been terminated by law due to guardianship or criminal conviction
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