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Voting Assistance for People with Disabilities

In Georgia, you have the right to the following as protected by federal law. Election staff must be trained on and respect these rights:

  • Accessible voter registration

  • Accessible polling places

  • Policies and procedures that do not discriminate against you based on your disability

  • Accessible, available, and operational voting systems, features

  • Your service animal to accompany you inside the polling place

  • The right to vote privately and independently or with assistance, if needed

  • Assistance from a person of your choice, who can be a friend, family member, or poll worker (but not your boss, union agent or someone who has authority over you at work)

Voting With Physical Challenges

The law requires that your county provide polling places that are accessible to people with disabilities. Georgia’s paper-ballot voting system includes adjustments to accommodate various disabilities. Headsets are available so you can hear your choices read to you. Large controls are available for people with limited mobility, and they can accommodate sip-and-puff devices.

Also, if you are visually impaired, you can use an app on your phone to read your ballot to you before you cast it. Before you leave the polling place, you are required to delete any photos of your ballot necessary to read it.

No Waiting in Line

Any voter who is 75 years of age or older, or who is disabled and requires assistance in voting, may vote immediately at the next available voting compartment or booth without having to wait in line.

Adaptive Voting Machines

The voting system is available with a range of accessibility devices that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections— a hand-held controller called the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI), sip and puff device, or paddle device.

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