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09/30/2020

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Lucas D DeVita

After reading the article about the limitations of the accessibility of voting for the mentally or physically disabled, I would say that I agree with the author Santucci. I beleive that every American Citizen should have the right to vote and that our Country should at least try to accommodate for these physically disabled people as said in the Article " the GAO surveyed 137 voting areas in its 2016 study and found 65% had potential barriers to using at least one of their accessible voting systems, such as voting stations and ballot-marking machines that didn’t accommodate wheelchair users." One thing I amd torn with is the mail ballots for a few reasons, the reasons I think this is because its very important and very useful and encouraged because of COVID-19 is since it reduces less interaction as well as its easier for older and disabled personal. However severally things can happen like the votes being changed or ringed or it overall decreases the civic engagement between people when they go out to vote.

James v

I agree that every disabled voter should be able to go to any polling site without any barriers and they should all have access to mail-in voting. Some barriers such as lack of ramps and path surfaces do not allow disabled voters to have their voices heard and I don’t think that there should be any sort of barriers. Everyone should be allowed to vote and speak their voice so that people can see some change in this country. The GAO states, “GAO surveyed 137 voting areas in its 2016 study and found 65% had potential barriers to using at least one of their accessible voting systems, such as voting stations and ballot-marking machines that didn’t accommodate wheelchair users.” Out of the 137 polling locations, 65% of these locations had barriers that did not accommodate wheelchair users It prevented wheelchair users to not vote at those locations, but they probably had to vote at a different location possibly farther from home. Disabled voters should go to any polling location without having any issues or any problems with how they are going to enter the polling site.

Lucas D DeVita


After reading the article about the limitations of the accessibility of voting for the mentally or physically disabled, I would say that I agree with the author Santucci. I believe that every American Citizen should have the right to vote and that our Country should at least try to accommodate for these physically disabled people. Comparable, the article explains this with stating "the GAO surveyed 137 voting areas in its 2016 study and found 65% had potential barriers to using at least one of their accessible voting systems, such as voting stations and ballot-marking machines that didn’t accommodate wheelchair users." But one thing I was torn with is the processing of voting ballots through mail for a few reasons. The reasons I think this could be useful and important because it is currently encouraged because of the pandemic of COVID-19. The mail ballot reduces interaction between others as well as it is much easier for older and disabled personal to vote. However, since the votes are electronic severally things can happen like the votes being changed or hacked or even possible being ringed in some way. Another concern of mine was it might overall decrease the civic engagement between people when they go out to vote.

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