NYS, Allegany County Reach Agreement on
Accessibility at Polling Places

New York State and the Allegany County Board of Elections have come to an agreement that will help ensure that polling sites meeting state and federal accessibility requirements.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said today that Census data indicates about 12 percent of people over the age of 18 in Allegany County have disabilities, a figure higher than the state average.

Today’s agreement says the Board of Elections is required to designate an On-Site Accessibility Coordinator at each polling site in the county; train all poll workers on state and federal accessibility requirements; and work to eliminate barriers that are inconsistent with federal accessibility guidelines.

Read more about the agreement here. PDF

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