At the Polls: Why is it so Hard for 25% of Americans to Vote?
One in four American adults lives with a disability. And that doesn’t even include the fact that about 45% of Americans live with a chronic illness. During a global pandemic, that means that a huge portion of the electorate has health conditions that impact their ability to vote safely. A new act introduced in Congress has the potential to really help. It’s called the Accessible Voting Act. In this episode of At the Polls, we’re joined by Susan Mizner, Director of the ACLU’s Disability Rights Project, and Curtis Chong, a longtime technologist and advocate for digital accessibility for all.
This episode, At the Polls: Why is it so Hard for 25% of Americans to Vote?, covers the following issues we work on –