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Voters with Disabilities
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires at least one accessible voting machine be placed in each polling place in addition to making the facility physically accessible. The Secretary of State and Indiana Election Division have been working with county election administrators to make these changes and upgrade polling places as of the 2006 Primary Election. All polling locations in the State of Indiana should be compliant.
Voters that require assistance or are experiencing mobility issues are welcome at the polls on Election Day, where poll workers will assist them throughout the voting process. A voter may designate a relative or friend to assist them at the polling place. If the voter requests assistance but does not designate someone else to help them, two poll workers (one from each political party) will be available to assist. Those assisting a voter must complete the Affidavit of Voter Assistance at the Polls, available at the polling station, before entering the voting booth.
If you are uncomfortable receiving assistance at the polls, you may request an absentee ballot from your local county clerk's office. Further information can be found by clicking the below link 'Information for Voters with Disabilities'.
If you have a complaint about your polling place's accessibility limitations please call the Hoosier Voter Hotline to report the issue. We need your help to identify areas needing assistance so the issue can be resolved.
The toll free number is: 866-IN1-VOTE (866-461-8683). HAVA staff will be on hand to answer the calls from 6:00AM to 7:00PM EDT on Election Day, and 8:00AM to 4:30PM on normal business days.