Accessible Polling Places
All polling locations and vote centers have been chosen with voters with special needs in mind. Each location will provide handicap parking and be able to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, as well as individuals with visual or hearing limitations. Often a temporary modification will be made to the polling location providing easier accessibility for the voter. 2016 ADA Standards for Accessible Design; 36 C.F.R. § 1191; Appendices B & D (2016 Standards).
Accessible Voting Systems
All polling locations and vote centers must have an accessible voting device for use by voters with disabilities. A.R.S § 16-447(A). In addition to the accessible voting devices, each polling location will have magnifying instruments, large print versions of the publicity pamphlets and trained poll workers who are ready to assist you. A.R.S. § 16-442.01.
The accessible voting devices used in each county are listed below.
|ICX Accessible Voting Device
Curbside voting may be made available as a reasonable accommodation as necessary to provide voters with disabilities equal access to the voting process.
Assistance Completing Election Materials
If an individual is unable to sign or fully complete election materials such as a voter registration form, early ballot, and early ballot affidavit, they may be assisted by an individual who is willing to help at that person's direction. This also includes receiving assistance at the polling place by poll workers of two different political parties, or an individual the voter chooses.
Filing a HAVA Complaint
During elections, the Arizona Center for Disability Law runs a hotline to address any election concerns for persons with disabilities. The ACDL also will file Help America Vote Act (HAVA) complaints.
Call: 602-274-6287 or 1-800-927-2260
7:00AM – 7:00PM on Election Day
For more information about the HAVA complaint process, click [here - redirects to About Elections – Help America Vote Act (HAVA) – HAVA Complaint Process].