Challenges to Fair Elections 3: Ballot Access for Language Minority Voters and People with Disabilities

Oct 19, 2006
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A properly functioning democracy encourages all eligible citizens to participate in elections. Our nation's commitment to this goal has resulted in landmark laws to assure that access to voting is available to all, including persons with disabilities and U.S. citizens who may have limited proficiency in English. Vast numbers of eligible voters depend on enforcement of these laws to protect their right to vote, yet even as we approach the third major election cycle of the 21st Century, it is clear that we still have a long way to go in assuring that all citizens enjoy access to the ballot.