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Making Voting More Accessible for Veterans with Disabilities

Date: July 2012

Language: English

Author: ITIF, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the Operation BRAVO Foundation

Publisher: ITIF, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Format: PDF

Size: 684 KB

Pages: 16


All citizens, with or without disability, should be assured they are able to vote privately, securely and independently. Compared to people without disabilities, people with disabilities are more likely to report having a voter registration problem, experiencing difficulty with voting equipment, and needing help to vote. Published by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation | July 24, 2012

In 2010, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Operation BRAVO Foundation, received a grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to determine the voting needs of recently injured military personnel and recommend practical and efficient ways to improve voting technologies and election administration practices to assist them in voting. Shortly thereafter, the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP in the Department of Defense initiated a series of studies to assess voter registration and absentee voting problems among recently injured active duty personnel.

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