Wednesday, August 08, 2012

SDNY Rules for Plaintiffs in NYC Voting Access Case

See this article, which begins:
The city has failed to adequately provide for disabled voters at election polling places, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. 
U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts ruled in favor of two groups representing the disabled, the United Spinal Association and Disabled In Action. They had sued the city Board of Elections in 2010, saying the city was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act through "pervasive and persistent access barriers" at poll sites operated by the Board of Elections. 
The judge said the plaintiffs had provided copious documentation of barriers at poll sites, ranging from unsafe ramps to missing signage and improper placement of voting equipment and furniture.

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