NRV DRC Staff Volunteer With dLCV for Voter Accessibility on Election Day

This was the second year in a row that staff members of the NRV DRC  were able to volunteer with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV) on Election Day. Tuesday November 5, 2019 NRV DRC staff surveyed several polling sites in an effort to provide feedback on voter accessibility in the New River Valley.  Polling sites included in the survey were in Montgomery County, Giles County, Floyd County, and The City of Radford. The statewide initiative is to recognize challenges voters with disabilities face and encourage continued advancements to allow for increased accessibility at polling stations. Staff successfully evaluated all accessibility areas involved in the voting process for compliance. The disAbility Law Center strives to create a more accessible environment at the polling stations to promote electoral participation for all members of the community.  All findings were reported to the disAbility Law Center of Virginia.

A voter with a disability casting his ballot
A voter with a disability casting his ballot