Re: What is required for voters with disabilities

From: Doug Kellner <dkellner_at_elections_dot_state_dot_ny_dot_us>
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 07:06:21 CST

HAVA § 301(a)(3), 42 U.S.C. § 15481, provides as follows:

> (3) Accessibility for individuals with disabilities
> The voting system shall‹
>> (A) be accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual
>> accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides
>> the same opportunity for access and participation (including privacy and
>> independence) as for other voters;
>> (B) satisfy the requirement of subparagraph (A) through the use of at least
>> one direct recording electronic voting system or other voting system equipped
>> for individuals with disabilities at each polling place; and
>> (C) if purchased with funds made available under subchapter II of this
>> chapter on or after January 1, 2007, meet the voting system standards for
>> disability access (as outlined in this paragraph).

Therefore, the issue is whether a mobile unit is ³at each polling place² as
required by sub-paragraph B and whether it provides the ³same opportunity
for access and participation ... as for other voters,² as required by
sub-paragraph A.

Doug Kellner
Tel. (212) 889-2821
Fax (212) 684-6224

From: Nancy Tobi <nancy.tobi@gmail.com>
Reply-To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
<ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:50:06 -0500
To: <dak@khgflaw.com>, Open Voting Consortium discussion list
<ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] What is required for voters with disabilities

I think your proposal has too many risk vectors in it. Mobile voting is very
fraud-supportive. However, a non-corporate solution is always worth thinking
about. Hence this list serv, right :-)

On Nov 27, 2007 3:40 AM, Danny Swarzman <danny@stowlake.com> wrote:
> Does HAVA require that there be equipment for voters with
> disabilities inside every voting place? Would it suffice to have a
> mobile polling place that could come when called? It could be
> constructed to be more convenient for voters with disabilities than
> somebody's garage. Even with the added cost of the vehicles, such a
> system could cost a fraction having an Automark or something in every
> polling place.
>
> -Danny
>
>
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