Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program – Disability Rights Advocates

Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program

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Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program

June 3, 2020New York, NY – A federal court has approved an agreement between the NYS Board of Elections (NYS BOE) and disability groups that provides voters a more accessible absentee ballot for the upcoming June 23 Primary Election. Following a lawsuit filed on May 22 by a disability rights coalition, the NYSBOE has agreed to email accessible absentee ballots to qualified voters with disabilities. Voters can access an Accessible Absentee Ballot Request Form on the NYS BOE website to request an accessible electronically-delivered absentee ballot. Read the so-ordered stipulation here.

The accessible absentee ballot request form is located here:

“We are encouraged by the steps taken to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to protect both their safety and their vote, via absentee ballot, in the upcoming June primary. However, [...]

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