WHY WE INVESTED
In 2002, the Help America Vote Act guaranteed a private and independent ballot for all eligible voters and created provisions specifically for voters with disabilities. As a result, polling place accessibility has been steadily improving, but challenges still remain, including an increase in inaccessible voting stations. There is also a substantial voter participation gap between individuals with disabilities and their non-disabled peers—amounting to a 6% difference, or approximately 3 million voters. This grant will support increased capacity for NDRN’s election-related accessibility work.
Democracy Fund is proud to support NDRN’s work to educate election officials, equipment vendors, advocates, and the public on the need for fully accessible elections.