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Protecting the Rights of Massachusetts Voters with Disabilities

Posted by Rebecca J Benson on October 19, 2018

By Rebecca J. Benson

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About 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability – close to one in six. Although voting is one of the most fundamental rights granted to American citizens, nearly a third of voters with disabilities reported facing obstacles to voting in the 2012 election, including difficulties with physical access to the polling place, reading the ballot or operating the voting machine.

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Topics: disability, voting rights

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