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Voting and Elections
Voters with Disabilities
Instructional Videos on Voting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ASL)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides protections to people with disabilities to ensure that they are treated equally in all aspects of life. Additionally, the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) further provides provisions to help ensure people with disabilities have a full and equal opportunity to vote. New Mexico state laws also support the federal laws to help ensure all citizens have an equal opportunity to vote.
As a voter with a disability, you have the right to:
- Vote privately and independently
- Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:
- Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or
- Bring someone to help you vote (your employer or an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or a candidate on the ballot for this election are not allowed to provide assistance)
You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.
All polling locations are equipped with ballot marking devices that are equipped for special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter’s selections on paper that becomes their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.
In New Mexico, blind and visually impaired voters may also request an electronically fillable ballot in order to vote absentee.
If you have questions regarding resources available to serve voters with disabilities, please contact our office at email@example.com.
2020 General Election - November 3, 2020