In 2002, the Help America Vote Act created mandatory minimum standards of election administration that states must follow.

Many of these standards involve making the voting process more accessible.

All voters with a disability have the right to:

  • Vote privately and independently
  • Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities

Where you may either:

  1. Seek help from poll workers trained to use the accessible voting machine, or
  2. Bring someone to help you vote (explain to the check-in person that you’ve brought a helper)

You can also ask local election officials about what other options are available.

For more information about federal regulations, go to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission or