It’s important that everyone has access to their polling place, regardless of their physical abilities. Voting accessibility is a right, and federal and state laws require that Supervisor of Elections offices and polling places be accessible, which means that everyone should be able to enter without any barriers. There should be enough parking spaces reserved for individuals with disabilities, clear signs directing you to the voting area, and wide sidewalks and doors that can accommodate wheelchairs. If there are steps, ramps or elevators should be installed to make it easy for everyone to access the building.

If you face any issues with accessibility at your polling place, please contact Disability Rights Florida through their voter hotline. They are there to help you.

For more information, check out the ADA Checklist for Polling Places prepared by the U.S. Department of Justice. And if you want to know more about accessible voting machines at your polling place, visit our videos page.