Voters With Disabilities

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where can voters with disabilities find voting information on the Secretary of State's website?

    1. The checklist that the New Hampshire Attorney General Office uses to inspect polling places on Election Day.

    2. RSA 659:20 Assistance in Voting.  Any voter who declares to the moderator under oath that said voter needs assistance marking his or her ballot shall, upon the voter's choice and request after the moderator has informed the voter of the accessible voting options that are available at the polling place, receive the assistance of one or both of the inspectors of election detailed for that purpose by the moderator or of a person of the voter's choice provided that the person is not the voter's employer or union official.  Such person so assisting shall be sworn, shall mark the ballot as directed by said voter, and shall thereafter give no information regarding the same.  Such person so assisting shall leave the space within the guardrail with the voter.

    Where are the instructions describing how to use the voting system for voters with disabilities?
    The State of New Hampshire Accessible Voting Systembooklet contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to operate the accessible voting system.  The system is a telephone interface.  Our experience is that voters with or without disabilities require no instruction before using the system.   A voter does not need to be disabled to use the equipment in a polling place.  All voters are encouraged to use the voting equipment and many find them useful for various reasons.
    Is a TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or TTY (Tele TYpewriter - a device that uses text instead of voice to communicate via telephone lines) access available?
    Yes