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How the League Helps Ensure Voting Access for Americans with Disabilities

This weekend marks 24 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The law has far-reaching impacts, including making our elections more accessible to Americans with mental or physical disabilities, who make up 1 out of 7 eligible voters. By requiring polling places to provide necessary public accommodations for voters with disabilities, the ADA plays a critical role in helping ensure that all eligible voters have access to the ballot box.

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the ADA, here are just a few ways the League works to ensure equal access to the ballot for Americans with disabilities. 

Our democracy is powered by a diversity of voices. The League of Women Voters is committed to ensuring that our nation’s elections are free, fair and accessible for all eligible voters. Twenty-four years after it was passed, the Americans with Disabilities Act remains critical in ensuring that our electorate is representative of the population as a whole, and that all voters can weigh in on what matters to them most.