Appendix E - Possible Accommodations on Election Day

Polling Place Accessibility Guidelines – March 2010

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County elections officials may wish to consider additional means of accommodation inside the voting area to enhance accessibility for elderly voters and voters with disabilities.

Potential accommodations inside the voting area on Election Day that elections officials may want to consider include:

  • Providing adequate lighting in the voting area and voting booth
  • Placing voting booths near light sources (such as windows or light fixtures)
  • Adding additional temporary lighting where necessary
  • Providing magnifying devices at the polling place
  • Providing large grip pens at the polling place
  • Providing voting instructions or sample ballots in large print or other alternate formats
  • Providing chairs for voters waiting their turn to vote who cannot stand for long periods of time