Public Hearing on Accessible Voting – EAC will hold a public hearing to receive testimony from election administrators and voters with disabilities about accessible voting and the progress made since passage of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The objective of the hearing is to hear from voters with disabilities regarding their voting experiences, highlight EAC resources, and help election officials prepare for the 2016 elections. Additional information will be posted here.
PARTICIPATION: In advance of the hearing, voters with disabilities are encouraged to share their experiences with accessible voting with the EAC. You may submit your written testimony to the EAC to be included as part of the transcript. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and place “testimony” in the subject line.
WHO: EAC Commissioners, election administrators, advocates and voters with disabilities.
WHAT: EAC public hearing to receive testimony from election administrators and voters with disabilities about accessible voting and the progress since passage of the Help America Vote Act. Two panels: 1) election administrators, and 2) advocates and voters with disabilities.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – EDT)
WHERE: Suffolk University Law School; 120 Tremont Street; Sergeant Function Hall 1st Floor; Boston, MA 02108.
WEBCAST: This meeting will be recorded and available later for playback.
EAC is an independent independent bipartisan commission created by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002. HAVA was passed by the U.S. Congress to make sweeping reforms to the nation’s voting process, address improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election, and to provide federal funding to states for new voting equipment. HAVA mandates that the EAC test and certify voting equipment, maintain the National Voter Registration form, conduct research, and administer a national clearinghouse on elections that includes shared practices, information for voters and other resources to improve elections. More information is available at EAC.gov.