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Your Voting Rights

 

ThePicture of a man pushing a woman in a wheelchair through a polling place. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 gives you the right to vote privately and independently. It says that all polling places should be physically accessible and that they should have an accessible voting booth with a voting machine that you can use with or without help.

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 gives you the right to regisPicture of a man holding a photo id card.ter to vote at any government agency that serves people with disabilities. This law is sometimes called Motor Voter because it changed the law so that people arePicture of a man in a green race car. asked if they want to register to vote when they get their drivers license.

 

Picture of a man reading a braille book.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 makes it illegal for the government to discriminate against people with disabilities. It says that states have to provide accommodations to help people with disabilities to vote.

Picture of a woman talking to a man in a wheelchair.

The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 says that you have the right to choose a person to support you with voting, but the person helping you cannot be your boss or someone from your labor union. The Law also says that states cannot make voters pass reading tests before letting them vote.

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The Voting Accessibility for Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 says that polling places must be accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.

 

A History of Getting the Right to Vote

  • The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1971.
  • Native Americans were given the right to vote in 1924.
  • Women were given the right to vote in 1920 (19th amendment)
  • Men of all races were given the right to vote in 1870 (15th amendment).