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Politics & Government
3:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Report Outlines “Significant Obstacles” at the Polls for Disabled and Elderly Voters

The Government Accountability Board says municipal clerks are responsible for making sure polling places are accessible
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Government Accountability Board says it found more than 10,000 violations of two federal laws, which require polling places to be accessible.

Over the last three years, the agency conducted inspections at 1,614 polling sites in 921 municipalities throughout the state.

Many polling places violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Help America Vote Act of 2002, because voters were not able to vote privately and independently.

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