How Voters with Disabilities Are Blocked from the Ballot Box

February 1, 2018

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How Voters with Disabilities Are Blocked from the Ballot Box

For decades, Kathy Hoell has struggled to vote. Poll workers have told the 62-year-old Nebraskan, who uses a powered wheelchair and has a brain injury that causes her to speak in a strained and raspy voice, that she isn’t smart enough to cast a ballot. They have led her to stairs she couldn’t climb and prevented her from using an accessible voting machine because they hadn’t powered it on.



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