H.R.5762 - Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 05/31/1984)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration|
|Latest Action:||06/20/1984 Provisions Incorporated in H.R.1250. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5762 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/31/1984)
Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act - Requires each State and local government responsible for conducting elections to assure that all polling facilities for Federal elections are accessible to handicapped and elderly voters. Establishes limited exceptions in an emergency or if the chief election officer of the State determines that no accessible facilities are available and allows any handicapped or elderly voter to be assigned to the nearest accessible facility.
Requires the chief election officer to report every two years to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on the number of accessible and inaccessible polling facilities. Requires the FEC to compile this information and transmit it to Congress.
Requires each State or local government to provide a reasonable number of accessible permanent registration facilities except in the case where there is mail registration. Requires States to make available registration and voting aids for handicapped and elderly individuals in Federal elections.
Authorizes the Attorney General or aggrieved persons to bring actions in Federal court for declaratory or injunctive relief to enforce this Act.